THE REE & FRIENDS SHOW

THE REE & FRIENDS SHOW

REE BOADO, THE HILL IN MIND, THE COPPER STATES, TENEIA, RAQUEL DENIS, THE HEAVIEST CAT

Wed, January 7, 2015

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

$8.00 - $10.00

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.
THE HILL IN MIND
The Hill in Mind is five folks who perform original music. Sometimes sounding like an angry dumpster band, a group of Qawwali Screamers, or an action movie in slow motion, THiM seeks to roll you down a hill of sound (without breaking your crown).
THE COPPER STATES
Lee, Barber and Cornelison got together one afternoon and wrote "Don't Hold On." They then realized their writing chemistry was special and committed to an entire weekend of writing and producing an EP. Lee had a selection of songs he had recorded years ago and when brought to the group The Copper States came into being.

Dan Lee: Vocals & Keys.
John Barber: Guitar.
Stephen Cornelison: Guitar.
Jojo Nieves: Bass.
Ryan Frye: Drums.
TENEIA
Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Teneia currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an internationally-touring musician and songwriter, and has four albums to her credit. She has won multiple awards, has had her work featured in television and film, and has shared the stage with various critically-acclaimed artists.

Teneia is quickly making a name for herself in the Indie music scene. Her angelic voice, unique guitar rhythms, and moving lyrics have helped to solidify her growing reputation as a truly gifted artist with a dedication to her craft. In October 2012 she completed a four week solo tour of the US, and in April 2013 she completed a seven week solo tour of the US and Canada. Her work ethic is as relentless as the groove of her music.

One of Teneia's most prominent pieces, "Stand," earned a placement in the HBO documentary Prom Night in Mississippi featuring Morgan Freeman. "Stand" embodies Teneia's ability as an artist to address deeply rooted social issues fearlessly and confidently. Her true talent however, is how she strips down the audience, leaving their minds filled with reflection and their hearts filled with hope.

Teneia's newest release, Coldhearted, marks the second consecutive single she has released with her band The Maybees. Her strategy of creating singles with accompanying videos provides a continuous stream of content for fans. Like many of her other songs, Coldhearted features tasty pop hooks flavored with a Motown-era vintage vibe, but retains the passion and soulfulness that have become trademarks of her sound. It is one infectious, toe-tapping song in a long line of many more to come!

All of Teneia's work is available internationally on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp, and other digital outlets.
RAQUEL DENIS
THE HEAVIEST CAT
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/