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Burning Down the House
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Based in Tualatin, OR, Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising specialize in original bluegrass music and Americana. The band is experiencing phenomenal success with several songs in regular rotation on international radio. They recently guested on the internationally syndicated show Back Porch Music and they are already working festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bluegrass fans need to give this group a listen, and Burning Down The House, their newest independent release, is a great place to start. ~ Wayne Bledsoe, Bluegrass Now
"Molly and I are really enjoying your gift of music! Burning Down The House is a fun CD, full of surprises. I hope your upcoming CD is equally as entertaining. I'll be watching for it's release so we can see the back cover "pond" photo. Molly and I really enjoyed our time with both you and Mark. See you on the festival circuit!" ~ Jeff and Molly Westmoreland
"I just listened to your "Burning Down the House" CD. Awesome! Sometimes the CD just isn't the same as live. You guys come real close to live in the CD and I just love that "Rhubarb Pie" song. Not only do you have a sweet Dobro moan going but also a great beat. I love the way you mix in stacatto licks and chops with the cool slide licks. I must play this song. Big Fan" ~ Tom Telford
KATHY BOYD & PHOENIX RISING
Listened to you CD on the way
into work today; you are really great!!! ~ Pat Flores
Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising - Burning Down the House - THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING!!! If you enjoy listening to authentic bluegrass music then look no further. This project definitely feeds our traditional roots. The CD has all the bells and whistles of a first class production; soulful singing, flawless instrumental work and wonderful song selection. I just loved the many original thought provoking songs that were contained in this project. This project was entirely too short. You had to listen to this CD several times in order to get the full impact of the fine lyrics each song had to tell. My listeners just loved everything about this project. I played the entire CD and most of the songs were requested to be played again. I know I will be carrying this CD with me for many weeks to come. Special kudos to Dennis Nelson. When he sings "Mourning Dove" and "Angel Band" I can feel the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. ~ Al Shusterman, KCBL Backroads Bluegrass 88.7 FM (Sacramento, CA)
Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising - Burning Down the House - No Label, No Number. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising is a four-member group from the Pacific Northwest consisting of Kathy (bass and vocals), Tim Crosby (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Tow Tower (banjo, resonator guitar, vocals) and Dennis Nelson (guitar and vocals). The dozen selections (plus a short bonus track) are mostly band originals and are reflective of the band's Northwest roots with titles such as "Twelve More Miles to Clatskanie" and "Deschutes Valley Home." Other notable selections are "Rhubarb Pie", "Mourning Dove", and the instrumental "Flying Bear Breakdown". Chris Stuart's liner notes are essential in that they aid in putting this project in proper perspective. "Burning Down the House" is bluegrass at its best and certain to enhance the status of Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising. ~ Bluegrass Unlimited, October 2007
Burning Down The House ~ Kathy
Boyd and Phoenix Rising
Burning Down the House
Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising
This is the first CD project of this experienced band from Tualatin, Oregon led by bass player Kathy Boyd. The band, comprised of four experienced musicians who have played with a number of Northwest groups, who have been primarily doing weddings, parties and family style events are expanding their schedule this summer to include a number of festivals and larger events. Joined by fiddle and mandolin player Tim Crosby, banjo and Dobro player Tom Tower, and guitar player Dennis Nelson, Kathy Boyd anchors the group with her big bass fiddle. Wile the group has produced a wonderful CD, it left me feeling that it would be even more fun to see them in person! Their unique personality as a group comes through loud and clear in the recording but leaves you wondering what the "banter" includes between the songs! Phoenix Rising's nice vocal blend combined with their excellent musicianship makes this a CD worth adding to your collection and more importantly, may motivate you to catch one of their many appearances throughout the Northwest this coming year! ~ Steve Derebey, Washington Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Gazette, Summer 2007
"She's a Stranger in His Mind", written by Mark Brinkman of Pickerington, Ohio, brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard it. The song lyrics will touch the heart of anyone who has had a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease" ~ Jan Bailey
CD Review: Burning Down The House
"Oh my DEAR! I loooooovvvvveeee it! In fact, I'm
playing it right now -- and until someone complains -- I'll keep playing it --
how great is that! Thanks so much." ~ Cat Zimmerman,
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