With a versatile sound that has been described throughout the years as emotive, 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, Out of the Mouth of Caves has proven 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. Ree Boado was also 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. As well as being in the film, Ree also wrote and contributed songs for the 2017 release, of which she has already won an Inspire award and Best Song Fan Favorite award from 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 and recording.
Currently you can find Ree in the greater Nashville area of Columbia, TN, where she resides with her husband and 2 fur babies. When she's not coaching other singers, Ree is writing and recording her own music, pitching songs for TV/Film, volunteering with Hospice, pursuing dreams and trying to encourage and inspire as many people as she can along the way.