PENNY & SPARROW

PENNY & SPARROW

DYLAN PRATT, REE BOADO

Thu, June 5, 2014

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

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

PENNY & SPARROW
PENNY & SPARROW
Penny and Sparrow are Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke, from the heart of Texas. Previously roommates, the duo makes music influenced by The Swell Season, Bon Iver, Mumford and Sons, and others. They also love musicals.
DYLAN PRATT
It's not a simple thing to describe exactly what Dylan's music sounds like. Drawing on a diverse musical background you can hear remnants of familiar voices, yet the originality of Dylan's music stands alone.

Dylan's musical journey has led him to many places, both figuratively and musically. Originally playing in his band, In Symmetry, he became a fixture on the vibrant Phoenix art/music scene. In 2010 Dylan relocated to Seattle and performed as a solo artist and in the band, Moya. Now based out of Tempe, AZ, Dylan has been performing as a solo artist and touring throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest.

Dylan has released two CD's, Lifters & Leaners, and Four Songs. He just finished up his latest project, Beg For Fire, which was released on February 18, 2013.
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.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/