Spending Every Christmas With You
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas (In The State Of Oregon)
  • Dram For The Fiddler
  • Bluegrass Christmas
  • Good Friends Passed
  • Pachelbel Canon in D
  • Angel Tree
  • Little Match Girl
  • One Special Night
  • No Room At The Inn
  • Spending Every Christmas With You
If you enjoy this album, please check out the Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising gospel release "Walk Humbly" - www.AirPlayDirect.com/WalkHumbly

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 the $10,000 prize in the 2010 City Love Music Contest. In 2012 their upbeat tune “Am I A Fool For Your Love” won a spot on The Alternate Root Valentine Sampler and their song “Risky Business” was chosen for the Ambassadorship Program through Rock the Cuts (sponsored by Super Cuts). In 2013 their song “Death Grip” kept them in the Super Cuts Ambassadorship program, and they continue to ride the success of the January 2013 release of their 4th all-original recording into 2014. While in the middle of promoting “Lowground” the band somehow found time to complete their long-awaited Christmas CD “Spending Every Christmas With You” – much to the delight of radio personalities and fans everywhere.

Currently touring to promote the release of their all-original 5th CD, this troupe of entertainers continues to spend as many hours as possible sharing their music with the general public. “Lowground” was released for international radio airplay on January 1, 2013 and in it’s 1st week of release became the #1 bluegrass album downloaded for radio airplay and contained all 10 of the top ten singles downloaded for radio airplay in any genre. It held the #2 spot for the remainder of the month and stayed in the top 25 throughout the month of February.

Their Christmas CD, “Spending Every Christmas With You”, debuted in 2013 as the #2 Christmas CD downloaded for radio airplay across all genres of music and moved to the #1 position within two days of release. In the first week of release every single song of the recording appeared in the top 20 singles downloaded from radio airplay for disc jockeys around the world. The title track to their Christmas CD was chosen as of Radio Airplay’s Top Independent Holiday Songs of 2013.

In August Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising were notified that they had been nominated for THREE International Music & Entertainment Association Awards - Bluegrass Group of the Year, Holiday Album of the Year and Holiday Song of the Year. They came home from the awards ceremony in October as the winners of Holiday Song of the Year with their song "I'll Be Home for Christmas (in the State of Oregon) off their 2013 release "Spending Every Christmas With You".

In 2014, "Spending Every Christmas With You" debuted as the #1 CD downloaded for holiday airplay and all ten songs immediately took up position on the Top 50 downloaded songs. 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 it's way to being a holiday classic.

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 ten 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!”

For additional information on the band we invite you to visit any or all of the following websites:

http://www.reverbnation.comkbpr – a one page summary of the band with lots of music and video

http://www.youtube.com/kbpr4 - several videos of the band in action

http://www.phoenixrisingband.org – our full website (we would like to draw your attention to the event and blog pages)

For direct contact: KBPR135@gmail.com or 503-936-8480

Performing on "Spending Every Christmas With You"
Kathy Boyd - bass, lead and harmony vocals
Tim Crosby - fiddle, mandolin, guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Tom Tower - banjo, Dobro, lead and harmony vocals
Dennis Nelson - guitar, harmonica, harmony vocals
  • Members:
    Kathy Boyd, Tim Crosby, Tom Tower, Dennis Nelson
  • Sounds Like:
    The Steep Canyon Rangers, Peter Rowan, Balsam Range, Laurie Lewis, Union Station
  • Influences:
    Our stories, the stories of people around us, the music from the hills and the campfires of our ancestors and the songs that are in our hearts
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    12/05/23 05:18:16

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