Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:37:07
It's time for a New Artist Alert and this time, we're presenting you with bree, who will issue her self-titled debut on June 15. And yes, it's stylized as "bree" with a "small b."
A ravishing redhead who rocks a Gibson Flying V guitar, bree's story is like her - anything but ordinary. When asked what in her life she would like to forget she usually answers, "My life from the age of six to 21." At least she found music as an outlet!
Wow, so what's bree's backstory?
She grew up in a religious cult—which her father actually led. She lost her mother at 6, since she wouldn't turn to traditional medicine to extract a sewing needle she had swallowed. Yikes!
But wait. There's even more.
Soon after her mother's tragic passing, bree started to endure much physical and mental abuse from her family and then cast out on the streets at 17-years-old for having a boyfriend. She bounced around the country for a bit and was even homeless at times.
But music was her comfort. bree said, "I don't think I'd be able to write the songs I do today unless I'd been through that hell. That may or may not be true, but believing it has kept me sane."
bree has been through the ringer, which makes her music that much more immediate.
Listen to "All American Girl" below":
Sounds like music has saved bree's soul!
What did you think of "All American Girl?" It rocks and has soul -- bree's soul! Find bree on twitter @breeflyingv