Last year, we introduced our readers to Lost Hollow, an indie folk duo made up of husband and wife, Tommy and Lorrie Harden of Nashville. The haunting, Celtic sounds of the duo have garnered them a record contract with Render Records. Their debut single with the label, “Water & Oil,” impacts country radio on February 2nd and will be available digitally February 3rd.
Those of you who haven’t heard of Lost Hollow probably have heard Tommy Harden already on country radio. If you’ve heard “Hard to Love,” (Lee Brice), “Cowboys and Angels,” (Dustin Lynch), “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” (Justin Moore), or “Just Got Started Loving You” (James Otto) you’ve listened to him play drums. In Nashville, Tommy is a top call studio drummer, playing on many of today’s biggest hits, while also playing in Reba McEntire’s road band.
Just like Sheryl Crow (backgrounds for Michael Jackson), Glen Campbell (guitar player in the Wrecking Crew), and Dave Grohl (drummer for Nirvana), Tommy gets to put down the drumsticks and step behind the microphone. Tommy started playing guitar and piano at the age of 11, and singing at the age of 15.
But he’s only half of the duo. The ‘better’ half is Lor. A top Nashville hit songwriter friend once said, “Lor is the best singer in Nashville, she’s like a best kept secret!” Putting her vocal career on the back burner to raise six, yes six kids, Lor is finally making her amazing vocals a priority. Her voice has been described as both ‘rich as chocolate’ and ‘captivating,’ ‘a voice to be heard.’ You will fall in love with her voice as well.
Lost Hollow is the venue where you get to hear the powerful songwriting of Lor and Tommy. On the Reba Duets record, Reba recorded not one, but but of their songs. “Sleeping with a Telephone” (duet with Faith Hill) and “Everyday People” (duet with Carole King). Reba Duets went on to sell double platinum.
We were lucky enough to talk to Tommy last year about the band and his solo endeavors.
Read our exclusive Q&A with Tommy here.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.