Based in Salem, Oregon - the folk pop duo Phoenix consists of award-winning songwriters Tim and Kathy Crosby - who have been performing together for well over 20 years. Together they have collaborated on several CD's and are known far and wide for their songwriting abilities and entertainment style.
Tim and Kathy have performed together from Las Vegas to Nashville, in venues large and small. Being compared to the likes of Willie Nelson, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings - Phoenix rises in the joy of a sound that highlights the multi-instrumental talents of both musicians while focusing on a variety of vocal styles and abilities. Now booking both live and virtual performances, be sure to also check out their website showcasing an expanded variety of their combined abilities at https://phoenixduo.org
Known as the "talent" of the duo as he is proficient on any instrument with strings, Tim Crosby spends his days teaching a variety of students the joy of playing a musical instrument. His private classes take place in both Salem and Corvallis Oregon.
The "personality" of the couple is Kathy Crosby, who not only manages Phoenix, but spends her days teaching piano lessons in the Salem, Oregon area. In addition to this she is a GrammyU Mentor, writer, public speaker, consultant and musical advocate. Currently she serves as the Vice President of the Oregon Festival and Events Association.
The duo released their second album on June 1, 2022. The Boxer, Someday I'm Going to Wake Up, and The House of the Rising Sun are the top streamed/downloaded songs on Spotify. Viewpoint has also won a Global Music Award for folk, lyrics/songwriting. and a W.A.M. silver award for Best Cover Song (House of the Rising Sun). Songs off the album are being featured on several specialty shows, including BWH's "Her Voice", The Indie Radio Network, Indie Top Chart, and Women of Substance Radio (WOS) "Music with A Conscience". The Indie Podcast Best Songs of 2022 included Phoenix's version of The Boxer.
As songwriters and performers collectively, their awards include (but are not limited to):
2020 Global Music Awards Silver Medal Winner
2020 Josie Award Nominee Album of the Year
2021 Josie Award Nominee Duo of the Year
2021 W.A.M Nominee Singer-Songwriter Folk Best Song
2022 Global Music Awards Silver Medal Winner
2022 W.A.M. Silver Award Best Cover Song (House of the Rising Sun)
"I went to the Silverton to campaign and arranged to visit the Oregon Garden Resort to hear my friends Tim and Kathy Crosby perform. Good musicians and song writers will have a room tapping their feet and laughing one minute, then choked-up and almost in tears the next song. Tim and Kathy have that superpower. It should be exhausting to ride that rollercoaster of emotions, but I think the combination provides a release from sadness and a moment of bliss. It's life and it is wonderful." Mark Wigg, Politician
"It was a pleasure to meet you. The "sing along'' brought the audience right in! We had so much fun." Lynn Rice, The Oregon Garden
“I enjoyed listening to your album! That's very authentic American style music. I really love the compositions, as well as guitar performance/arrangement and vocal performances!! I especially like "Someday I'm going to wake up" and "The house of rising sun". Your songs remind me of good old American movie soundtracks. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful album!” - Shumile, FYC/Exotic Dimensions
To listen to our version of The Boxer: