Kathy  Boyd


Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

Specializing in festivals, weddings, conventions, private parties and family events. . . .

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Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising hit the music scene hard and fast and have not slowed
down one bit over the years. . . . in fact, they continually pick up speed!

With 3 successful CD's receiving international airplay, this group of songwriters is
catching the ear of the listening audience and currently boasts both the 2008

Roots Music Association Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year (Dennis Nelson) and the

winner of the $10,000 2010 International City Love Music Contest (Tom Tower).

This group is all about the stories, and stories are what you get with their original
material, culled from their individual and collective observations of life. Whether
it's the high mournful old-country sound of Dennis Nelson, the storytelling baritone
of Tom Tower, the vocal and instrumental virtuosity of Tim Crosby or the high
energy sincerity of Kathy Boyd herself, this band offers something for everyone.

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising offers a sound that is clean, hard driving and uniquely
their own. Specializing in festivals, weddings, conventions, private parties and family
oriented events, Phoenix Rising aims to provide the sound you are looking for and
works hard to provide "extras" to make your event unforgettable!




In addition to performing, we offer a wide variety of "extra's" that include leading slow jams, workshops, special school events including songwriting workshops for the kids and assemblies to introduce them to acoustic music, unique songs written specifically for your event, jingles, etc. 


We are here to please, so if you have an idea let's hear it - and we'll do all we can to turn it into reality!







Press Clippings

"Listening to her play, we understand why they say the show’s MC, Kathy Boyd (who plays with the Phoenix Rising Band), is described as having a “ten gallon soul in a two pint body”. Here, she’s plucking her string bass, adding a lively baseline to tunes played during the jam session held before each Eastside Bluegrass Music Series show." (East Portland News January 2010 - http://eastpdxnews.com/general-news-features/folk-music-and-bluegrass-shows-move-to-outer-east-portland/)



Bluegrass Music Profiles Artist of the Week 2010

Keizer Times Article 2009

OBA Express Article 2009

Newberg Graphic Article 2008

Cybergrass Article 2008

Boom! Magazine Article 2008

Salem-News Article 2008

Bluegrass Now Article 2007

PBS Australia Web Article 2007

Portland Tribune 2007

Portland Oregonian 2006



Meet The Band!

(Click on the band member photo to learn more about them)




Kathy Boyd




    Tim Crosby                       Tom Tower                 Dennis Nelson




Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

is proud to be sponsored by:



Black Diamond Strings

Eastman Mandolins

Myhres Music

Super-Sensitive Strings

Tricopolis Records

Tristar Entertainment


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