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Blessed with a rafter-reaching soprano ranged voice that emanates grit and fire, Toree McGee describes her music as a blend of “Woodstock rock ‘n’ roll, and sparkly country.” This eclectic style is equal parts percussion-driven swagger and playful melodies. Behind the northern California native’s powerful, edgy vocals is a candid, bubbly personality, along with a natural, effervescent stage personality inherited from a family filled with performers.
Toree's musical style embodies elements of her influences, ranging from the soulful country sounds of The Judds and Bonnie Raitt, to the rock of Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith, and especially the engrossing vocals of Janis Joplin. McGee began writing songs and soliciting material for her six-song EP, perfecting her sound into a unique fusion of country, soul and rock that would reflect her edgy roots and support her powerhouse vocals. “Run Right Back To You,” which boasts McGee as the sole writer, is among the standouts on the project.
McGee recorded tracks for the EP in 2014 at Ronnie's Place in Nashville, alongside seasoned musicians who have performed with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, among others. “I wanted to blend my love of hard rock and country together,” McGee says of the project. “I have this heavy-hitting, gravelly tone in my voice, and I didn’t want to lose that side of me. But country has always been my favorite genre of music. That’s where I want to be, but I want to bring a bit of that old style of rock with me.”
Toree's first single, "Amen" gained airplay on radio stations in California, the midwest, and Canada, and climbed to the #1 slot on 95.3 KRTY's 'Hot 9 @ 9' segment for several days in a row. It has also gained the attention of Sirius/XM radio, as well as local news stations which have featured her music and story. She most recently co-wrote and recorded brand new songs with hard hitting guitar riffs and tons of girl power attitude, and released her first full-length album on Valentine’s Day 2020 . Her first single from the project, named “Lipstick” is currently in rotation at KRTY as well as on Sirius/XM’s station ‘The Pulse’.
McGee opened for country music superstar, Clay Walker in San Jose, followed by opening slots for rising stars, A Thousand Horses, Austin Webb, Brian Davis, Drake White, Cadillac Three, Brett Young, Whiskey Myers, Justin Moore, Randy Houser, Kellie Pickler, The Marshall Tucker Band, and others. Her first full EP was officially released in 2015, and her first full-length album was released in February 2020. Since her first EP release, she has played shows at NASCAR races, the Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Grand National Rodeo, for the U.S. Air Force at RAF Mildenhall in the U.K., the Night in the Country music festival in Nevada alongside Justin Moore, Craig Morgan, Drake White, & Thomas Rhett, and most recently at the iconic Fillmore in San Francisco.
Check out her live performance reel HERE.