"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.
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, and Stephen Egerton of the punk band Descendents. 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 in an upcoming documentary, Children of This Light, named after a song that she wrote. The film tells the tale of many street kids living in desperate environments and how the rest of us can care for them. It is scheduled for release at the end of 2016.
No stranger to adventure and risk, Ree is currently living, teaching, and performing in Shunde, China with her husband, and plans to return to the U.S. in August 2016. The slow pace of life and low cost of living in Shunde has provided incredible opportunities for travel escapades around SE Asia. It has also given Ree more time for writing songs, and pursuing a career in songwriting, as well as continuing to share her music, voice, and heart at every opening.
Associated Bands: Dearspeak, Art For Starters