Acoustic Friday featuring Toree McGee
Friday, May 17, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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. McGee’s grandparents were part of a traveling gospel quartet. Her father, who performed in a garage rock band, and her mother, who loves classic country music, instilled in Toree her passion for music. Toree's musical style embodies elements of her influences, ranging from the soulful country sounds of The Judds and LeAnn Rimes, to the rock of Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith, and especially the engrossing vocals of Janis Joplin. “I have always been a really big fan of Janis Joplin” McGee says. “I love her uniqueness and how you could feel her emotion when she sang. I have a bright personality, and the jagged edge of rock n roll isn't where I wanted to stay. Country music makes me happy and I always come back to it."