"Stories about life on the road.
Songs about loneliness, anxiety and the search for relief. Songs of the human condition.
Stories of underdogs. The wildly quest for freedom, the setbacks and the refuse to back down.
Songs of and for hobos."
The Trees like Torches is the stage name of 28 year old german songwriter Simon Hermann. After a long musical journey playing in rockbands and traditional music he started writing his own folksongs on guitar.
Back in December 2015 The Trees like Torches published his first EP called "From the Shed". A limited edition of 100 handstamped cardboard digifiles. The EP was recorded during two week "Songwriters on the Road" tour through mid and east Germany.
In 2016 he chose to become a full-time nomad and has been constantly travelling since. Besides his visits to France, Spain and the US he spent a year in Canada busking from coast to coast, exploring Canadas folk music scene and the native culture.
Currently he is eastbound by land playing an extended DIY tour through Russia, Mongolia and China.
Feel free to get in touch!