Ree Boado Record Release Party

New EP Free With Entry!

Ree Boado Record Release Party

Nick Heward, MAT WEDDLE (OBADIAH PARKER), The Prowling Kind, Tobie Milford

Wed, March 12, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

REE BOADO
REE BOADO
With a versatile sound that has been described as emotive, theatrical, surprising, forceful with ease, comforting, and genre bending, Ree Boado’s sophomore release, Out of the Mouth of Caves, highlights a softer, more melancholy side, with acoustic instruments and haunting, layered vocals as the musical base.

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. In this collection of songs, Ree Boado muses over the idea of wisdom coming from dark times of distress. And though she has been remarkably honest on past albums, this current EP marks a shift of present vulnerability, even daring at times to reveal challenges within her own marriage.

Ree’s musical history is quite diverse. “As a kid I sang r&b/ hip hop because that’s what you do in ‘the hood’, I sang big band after my father introduced me to music from his era, I sang pop/punk for three years in the first band I ever joined, I sang musicals and opera in college, and I sang in a black gospel choir for three years and learned about harmonies and how to sing from your soul. Indie rock has been where I’ve landed mainly in the last several years, but I can’t resist pulling from other genres now and then. They’re too much a part of me.”

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 nominee Sophie B. Hawkins, American Idol's Brooke White, and Stephen Egerton of the punk band Descendents.

Ree Boado began her solo pursuit about three years ago, releasing her first LP, Pretty Little Flies, which was well received. In 2011, she 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 had the opportunity to travel to Mexico City to be featured in an upcoming documentary coming out in 2014, Children of This Light, which tells the tale of many street kids living in desperate environments and how the rest of us can care for them. Ree is also a local activist for abuse recovery, and has been associated with various organizations in mentoring and sharing her own story.
Nick Heward
Nick Heward
Nick Heward was born in Oklahoma but made the trek to California at age 7. He grew up in Marin County, a very beautiful place just North of San Francisco.

High School introduced him to that feeling in your gut that says I want out. He went to 4 schools, 1 in Arizona and 3 in California, and learned a lot about himself and about being on his own.

At 21, Nick was living and working on a boat as a deckhand on the East Coast. He came and went and eventually got back into school where he spent 3 years studying Music.

He currently lives in an apartment in downtown Phoenix where he's working as a musician. Nick's first full length Album "Love Me Till I'm Home" is on I tunes!
MAT WEDDLE (OBADIAH PARKER)
MAT WEDDLE (OBADIAH PARKER)
Based out of Phoenix, AZ, Mat Weddle has been playing music as Obadiah Parker since 2005. Driven by a popular YouTube video of a live performance, his cover of "Hey Ya" became a breakout hit in 2007, topping the iTunes singer-songwriter charts for the year. With the following 2008 EP, The Tip Jar, Vol. I, Obadiah Parker built a strong internet following with soulful vocals and his ability to cover a variety of tunes with a unique and singular style.

2011 sees the release of The Siren and The Saint, the first full length offering of Parker's original material. Intensely personal and unflinchingly sincere, Weddle tells his own story of addiction, rescue and redemption revolving around his relationships with two women. The impressively crafted songs of TSaTS are bound to more than satisfy Obadiah Parker fans and prove that he is much more than a cover artist
The Prowling Kind
The Prowling Kind
In fear for her life, Norah B. took her then-3-year-old daughter Mickey Louise and fled her home in Knoxville Tennessee. Mickey's convict father was hot in pursuit, causing them to live in hiding for the next 15 years. Running from state to state, Mickey took to a life of secrecy and solitude; spending most days alone in her room making mixed tapes, and writing songs with an acoustic guitar her mother picked up at a yard-sale. In college she met and married drummer Jesse Pangburn, and the two studied jazz. They moved to Tempe AZ, and formed The Prowling Kind out of coffee culture meet-ups and late night jams. Their debut album, Tennessee, is comprised of glimpses into Mickey's tumultuous childhood, and Norah's young love of an outlaw. A story sure to draw you in.
Tobie Milford
Tobie Milford
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/