ARTIST BIO

 

"There is something mystical about Ree Boado - whether it is her angelic physical presence walking through life or commanding an audience's attention on stage, the open and honest way she talks about how she wrestles with her life's demons each day, or the way the sky splits as rays of heaven pour through her music..." - Java Magazine

 

With a versatile sound that has been described as emotive, theatrical, surprising, forceful with ease, comforting, and genre bending, Ree Boado’s sophomore solo release, Out of the Mouth of Caves, highlights a softer, more melancholy side, with acoustic instruments and haunting, layered vocals as the musical base. Produced by Grammy Award winner Brian Whitman and already receiving great reviews from local and national industry leaders, Out of the Mouth of Caves is proving to be a strong step in the right direction for Ree.

Once named by Phoenix New Times music editor as "the most radio ready, local act going right now", the Phoenix native, who has been known to fearlessly dive into topics such as spiritual abuse, the sex trade industry, or schizophrenic delusions, is now taking a turn to more personal matters such as love and the conflict it can bring. This album is a collection of songs in search of the wisdom that can only come from our darkest moments of distress.

Over several years of performing, writing, recording, and touring locally and nationally with three different rock bands, Ree has had the opportunity to share the stage with a wide range of musicians including Billboard Artists Taking Back Sunday, JJ Heller, and Audrey Assad, Dove Award winner Chris August, Grammy nominees Katie Herzig and Sophie B. Hawkins, American Idol's Brooke White, Stephen Egerton of the punk band Descendents, and speaker Ravi Zacharias. The pursuit of a solo project began when she released the well received LP, Pretty Little Flies. In 2011, Ree donated several songs from this album towards a compilation album designed to help survivors of sex trafficking recover. In 2012, this album was featured in a documentary called Volviendo that won the MTV Exit and UNICEF International award for best documentary on human sex trafficking. More recently, Ree Boado was chosen to travel to Mexico City and be the featured artist on camera for a documentary, Invisible, that tells the tale of many street kids living in desperate environments and how the rest of us can care for them.  Ree also wrote and contributed songs for the 2017 film, of which she has already won an Inspire award and Best Song Fan Favorite award from some national film festivals.

No stranger to adventure and risk, Ree recently returned to the U.S. after living, teaching, and performing in Shunde, China with her husband, for 16 months. China welcomed her with open arms, inviting her to perform in many larger venues and festivals in southern China. While living overseas, Ree won 3rd Place in The Voice of Shunde singing competition, as the only foreigner, and got to travel to the beautiful island of Sanya, often referred to as "China's Hawaii".  The slow pace of life and low cost of living in Shunde provided incredible opportunities for travel escapades around SE Asia as well as giving Ree more time for writing songs, and pursuing a career in music.

Ree currently spends most of her time now in Nashville, TN, where she resides with her husband and 2 fur babies. Music City is the next great adventure for Ree, as she works to live life to the fullest in pursuit of her dreams, while inspiring as many as she can along the way.

 

 

Associated Bands: Dearspeak, Desert Eyes, Art For Starters