Bluegrass Group of the Year Nominees - Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising
Posted by: KBPR on 9/17/2015 2:07 PM
The members of Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising are humbly honored to have been nominated as IMEA Bluegrass Group of the Year for the 2nd year in a row.
In 2014 our recording "Spending Every Christmas With You" was nominated as Holiday Album of the Year and we were thrilled to bring home the award for 2014 Holiday Song of the Year with "I'll Be Home for Christmas (in the State of Oregon)"!
We believe that all nominees in the category of Bluegrass Group of the Year are outstanding. We want to help you understand what sets Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising apart from our competition.
Remember the children's song with the line "red and yellow black and white they are precious in his sight"?
We believe that what truly sets Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising apart is our ongoing efforts to take our music and our stage show outside the bluegrass festival grounds and to audiences who have either never had the opportunity to experience bluegrass music before, or who may have a total misconception of what it is. We take the experience of good traditional American storytelling fun (and sneak a history lesson or two in there while we're at it) to the masses, and before you know it they're telling us how much they like this type of music!
Although bluegrass radio has been very good to us, and we truly love our dyed-in-the-wool bluegrass fans, this has and will always remain our passion. Go to a poverty school and help a child write a song, teach a traditional dance to a wedding party, perform on a stage where every skin tone imaginable is represented in the audience, feel the joy of having an audience member come up and say, "I don't know your music, but I know I like it!".
And most of all, make sure everyone speaks the universal language of FUN.
That is why we are proud members of the International Music & Entertainment Association. It's not just about the music. It's about so much more.
You can hear our music and watch our videos at http://www.reverbnation.com/kbpr
Our official website is located at http://www.phoenixrisingband.org
Want to drop us a line? KBPR135@gmail.com
We thank you for your consideration and look forward to seeing you October 24th in Marietta, Georgia!