Based in Salem, Oregon - the duo Phoenix consists of award winning songwriters Tim and Kathy Crosby - who have been well known in the bluegrass world since 2005 as half of the quartet Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising.
As songwriters and performers collectively their awards include (but are not limited to):
2014 IMEA Holiday Song of the Year
2014 IMEA Bluegrass Group of the Year Nominee
2015 IMEA Bluegrass Group of the Year
2016 IMEA Bluegrass Group of the Year
2016 IMEA Americana Song of the Year Nominee
2016 IMEA Bluegrass Song of the Year
2017 IMEA IAMA Songwriting Finalist
2017 Global Music Awards Silver Medal Winner
2018 IMEA Bluegrass Album of the Year Nominee
2018 IMEA Gospel Song of the Year Nominee
2018 IMEA Bluegrass Song of the Year
2018 IMEA Bluegrass Group of the Year Nominee
2018 Global Music Awards Silver Medal Winner
Tim and Kathy have collaborated on six CD's - all of which remain in radio rotation, and are known far and wide for their songwriting abilities and high energy entertainment style. In the words of Randy Shelton of Nevada's "Silver Star 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 2015 the music from their holiday CD was developed into a television special and DVD titled "Bluegrass Christmas". You can still catch this special on local cable networks in Portland, Oregon.
Why Phoenix? Although we love the sound and comradery of a full band, we find the duo to be a place to not only highlight the multi-instrumental talents of both musicians, but also a place to focus more on a variety of vocal styles and abilities. It also allows for a variety of budgets at various venues and it's just plain fun!
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