Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising is all about the stories, and the stories of everyday America are what you get from these four personable entertainers. With more than 12 years of awards on the shelves, they continue to bring fresh energy and joy to the stage.
This hard-working group of songwriters is guaranteed to deliver a high energy family friendly performance that is a delight for all ages.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Family friendly, extremely entertaining original roots bluegrass. Stories, original songs and the warmth of four people who genuinely love people!
Based in Tualatin, Oregon – the award winning original roots music group Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising continues to stack up awards and accolades while performing their high-energy shows throughout the West. Awards include guitar player Dennis Nelson being named 2008 Roots Music Association Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year and banjo player Tom Tower winning the $10,000 prize in the 2010 City Love Music Contest. The band currently holds the title of the International Music & Entertainment Association 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year.
With five CD’s in radio rotation, the band is known far and wide for their songwriting abilities and high energy entertainment style. In the words of Randy Shelton of Nevada’s “Silver State String Buster” magazine, "Kathy Boyd looks to be 100 lbs soaking wet but that little gal can knock a song right out of the park".
In 2014, "Spending Every Christmas With You" debuted as the #1 CD downloaded for holiday airplay for the second year and all ten songs immediately took up position on the Top 50 downloaded songs. The recording was nominated as the IMEA’s 2014 Holiday Album of the Year and the song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas (in the State of Oregon)” brought home the IMEA Holiday Song of the Year Award. Radio stations around the world continue to clamor for this original music that somehow feels as though it's been a part of our holiday culture for decades - indicating that Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising's "Spending Every Christmas With You" is well on its way to being a holiday classic. In 2015 music from this recording was developed into a television special and DVD titled “Bluegrass Christmas”. The band's latest single "Let Her Roll" has brought home the 2016 Early Honors Bluegrass Song of the Year Award from the International Music and Entertainment Association and is up for several other awards!
Radio stations continue to line up to interview this personable group whose songwriting – especially that of member Tim Crosby – has been compared to legends such as Waylon Jennings, Woody Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen.
“After eleven years together we definitely have our own unique sound.” states KBPR band leader Kathy Boyd, “We’ve now reached a spot where we are so comfortable with who we are and what we do that it’s allowing us to stretch in new and more complex musical directions.”
“Audience response to all of our music continues to be enthusiastic, which in turn makes us better performers. It’s a huge circle of excitement and love that benefits everyone!”
Additional Booking Notes
We try to keep things simple. Minimum stage requirement is 8' X 16' (although a bit more is always nice). Covered if outside. If you are supplying sound you can plug directly into the DI for the bass amp or mic it - your choice. We can also provide a sound system and oftentimes a sound person to run it. We prefer three on-stage monitors. Tech rider and stage plot available upon request.
Past Booked Events
|September 16, 2017 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
We write most of our own material, but do perform a few covers that we have become known for over the years.
|Kathy Boyd||Owner/Manager/Bass Player|
Influences & Inspiration
We try to sound like no one but Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising!
We prefer electricity but can perform acoustic upon request