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The Hollow Trees Rock and Kazoo For You on Saturday

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The Hollow Trees are the best folk band "for families" that you have never heard. By "for families" we mean little kids would love it as much as their parents.

Mixing Americana, folk, and pop, The Hollow Trees keep it simple enough for children with the G-rated lyrics. The music, however, is authentic, pure, and as good as anything you'd hear from your grandpa's best bluegrass records.

This year the Hollow Trees have gone from the backyards of birthday bashes to playing to the throngs at Stagecoach. Soon they will be releasing the followup to their eponymous debut. But before they get flooded with press requests, we snagged this exclusive with the head Tree, Gregory as he prepares to take his band to the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center on Saturday.

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Full disclosure, Gregory Tree and I played in a band together, Chopper One, which was formed in the basement of an Atwater Village house, whose rumble was rumored to have caused the Northridge quake.

LAist: The best news I have heard recently is that The Hollow Trees are going to have a new cd coming out. But I don't see any songs on your Myspace or on iTunes. Did I just dream that there is a followup to your debut?

Gregory Tree: You did dream that... but your dream came true! That happens a lot with The Hollow Trees. We have a new CD called Welcome to Nelsonville which officially comes out next Tuesday. It's available for as a pre-sale at our website and we'll be selling them this Saturday when we play at the JCC. This is kind of a soft release - we'll have a new website, some videos, and a big release party early next year.