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Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

Bluegrass Band from Tualatin, OR - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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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 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 is currently up for two Josie Music Awards – Bluegrass/Folk/Americana Song of the Year (Let Her Roll) and Bluegrass/Folk/Americana Group of the Year. 
 
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 thirteen 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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Wedding Reception

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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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Wedding Reception

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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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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Aug
12
Birthday Party (Adult)
Bonney Lake, WA
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Oct
7
Fundraiser
Aurora, OR
7:30 PM - 9:30 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
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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Bluegrass Band
Americana Band
Western Band
Acoustic Band
Concert Band
Original Band
World Music Band
Roots Band
Folk Band
Gospel Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
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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