Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

Bluegrass Band from Tualatin, OR - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Based in Salem, 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 holds the title of the International Music & Entertainment Association 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year, and in 2016 brought home both the 2016 Bluegrass Song of the Year trophy from IMEA with their rendition of Steve Spurgin's "Let Her Roll" and the silver award in the Global Music Awards for Kathy Boyd's tune "Who Will Pray for Me". The group received two 2017 Josie Music Awards nominations – Bluegrass/Folk/Americana Song of the Year (Let Her Roll) and Bluegrass/Folk/Americana Group of the Year. In 2018 Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising brought home a silver Global Music Award for their sixth release, "40 Years of Lonesome" in the categories of lyrics/songwriters and album. The band has also been nominated in FOUR categories for the 2018 IMEA awards (winners to be announced on June 16th).

With six 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".

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 almost 14 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!"
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Rehearsal Dinner

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Kathy and the band were very professional, setting up to play without input from us. The sound equipment was adequate for our party space. We were able to use their mic for our presentations. Kathy was personable, attractive and approachable. The band was similar. The personalized song was fun. Everyone I have spoken to since the party has specifically mentioned the band---how good they were and how much they were enjoyed. I would hire them again if I have another similar party!

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Kathy and the rest of Phoenix Rising went above and beyond for my daughter's wedding. They were friendly, mixed with the crowd well, and the music was lively and wonderful. Everyone loved them, especially the bride and groom. They were laid back but professional in every way. And they presented the newlyweds with a framed copy of the words to the song they wrote just for them. I want to have another event so I can have them perform again! Thank you Kathy and Phoenix Rising.

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Greatest bluegrass band ever! Played our large country wedding, wrote a personalized song just for us! Everyone enjoyed them, they were very talented. Great people, care about doing a great job which is hard to find. Not bad priced either :)

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This band really made our wedding special and personal. When the band arrived Kathy and the guys greeted us like old friends. They played such fun music and clearly enjoyed performing. We got so many compliments about how wonderful they were. They were prompt in responding to all of our questions and put us at ease at a very stressful time. We especially loved the song they wrote about my husband and me! All of the guests couldn't believe they took the time to do that. We whole-heartedly recommend Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising to anyone looking for a fun, unique, friendly, talented band to make any event memorable. Thanks again for a wonderful evening!

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Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising Band were the icing on the cake for our wedding! They are incredible musicians. They were an absoulte pleasure to work with. All of our wedding guests are still talking about how great they were. They were a definite highlight in our wedding! I would book them over and over again!

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Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising were the highlight of the party! They even wrote a song for our event. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Kathy and the band were absolutely wonderful! The guests couldn't stop talking about how much fun they were to listen to and how entertaining they were. They engaged the "audience" and the guests loved it. They helped me sing a song to my husband - making me sound so much better than I deserved. They are a fun, professional, talented and very entertaining band. Recommend highly!

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Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising’s Response:

Thank you so much Maureen. We had a wonderful time and being your back up band while you sang to Don was the honor of a lifetime! Blessing to you both. ~ Kathy

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Phoenix Rising was the perfect band for our outdoor wedding. They played acoustic during the ceremony and then we danced the night away for the reception. All of our guests gave great feedback - I'd definitely recommend them for a wedding or special event!

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Our big day was only made better with the addition of KBPR and we are so happy with how easy it was to work with them. Highly recommend their group- especially for outdoor, carnival weddings and receptions! :)

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I could not have asked for a better band to play at my wedding. I found Kathy and crew by typing in "bluegrass and Oregon" in google and gigmasters popped up. There were a few options but they caught my eye (or ear) because their music was upbeat and fun - music that you couldn't help but move to. Second to that was that the price was incredibly reasonable. The best part was that they were accommodating, communicative and spent the time to share in our joy by writing a song and allowing my (now) husband and I to take a moment to ourselves to celebrate our union. I can't recommend this band enough. They were incredible! Don't think twice, BOOK THEM!

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2018
Aug
25
Festival
Toledo, OR
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Oct
7
Fundraiser
Aurora, OR
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Aug
12
Birthday Party (Adult)
Bonney Lake, WA
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
May
27
Wedding Reception
Reno, NV
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Aug
13
Wedding
Hood River, OR
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Jul
29
Community Event
Dayton, OR
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Nov
14
Eastside Bluegrass
Portland, OR
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Sep
27
Tygh Valley Bluegrass Festival
Tygh Valley, OR
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2015
Sep
25
Tygh Valley Bluegrass Festival
Tygh Valley, OR
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Sep
19
Wedding
Long Beach, WA
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2015
Sep
13
Celebrate Boring!
Boring, OR
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2015
Aug
16
High & Dry Bluegrass Festival
Bend, OR
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
40 Years of Lonesome
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Does Your Mama Know You're There?
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Stone in My Shoe
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Fiddle Ghost Road
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Warning Shots
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Hotshot Heroes
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Till They Come Home
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Generations
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Who Will Pray For Me?
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Through A Glass Darkly
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Let Her Roll
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Someday I'm Going To Wake Up
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High Low Jack and the Game
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Look Away
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Ways and Mean
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Dustbowl Days
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Billy in the Lowground
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Crossroads Haunting
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Rattlesnake in the Woodpile
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Black Widow Spider
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Shaniko
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Handsome Does
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Jackson`
Johnny Cash
Lonesome Mando Blues
Vassar Clement
High on the Mountain Top
Ola Belle Reed
Rhubarb Pie
John Fogerty
12 More Miles to Clatskanie
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Western Girl
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Big River
Johnny Cash
Flying Bear Breakdown
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Silver Tongue & Gold Plated Lies
Suzanne Thomas (this version)
Things In Life
Laurie Lewis
Baby I'm Good For You
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Angel Band
Traditional
Mourning Dove
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Doin' My Time
Lester Flatt
I Still Miss Someone
Johnny Cash
Hokie Pokie
Hava Nagila
Arkansas Traveler
Soldiers Joy
Tear My Stillhouse Down
Risky Business
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Dueling Banjos
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home
Gold Rush
Deschutes County Home
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Oh That Dreadful Wind and Rain
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Stolen Kisses
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Baby I'm Good For You
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Burning Down The House -- Title Track from our new CD!
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Flying Bear Breakdown
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Broken Hearted Lover
The Delmore Brothers
Stories Never Told
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Whispering Pines
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Holy Words and Sacred Water
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Living in Those Hills So Far Away
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Am I Fool For Your Love Baby, Or What?
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Judgement Day
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That Was Before I Met You/Foggy Mt. Breakdown
Last Wild Rose of Summer
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Uncle Whiskey
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The Grass Is Always Greener When It's Blue
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Please note Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising will also travel to Portland, Lake Oswego, Sherwood, Tigard, Wilsonville, Beaverton, Marylhurst, West Linn, Aloha, Gladstone, Canby, Aurora, Donald, Newberg, Oregon City, Clackamas, Hillsboro, Dundee, Hubbard, Saint Paul, Beavercreek, Mulino, Woodburn, Cornelius, Boring, Gresham, Lafayette, Molalla, Vancouver, Fairview.
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