Updated: Aug 12
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 high energy 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 official website at https://www.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.
"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
The duo released their second album on June 1, 2022. The Boxer, Everybody Tells Me So, 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. Songs off the album are being featured on several specialty shows, including BWH's "Her Voice", The Indie Radio Network, IndieTop Chart, and Women of Substance Radio (WOS) "Music With A Conscience".
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
Golden Glob Winner 2022 for folk, lyrics/songwriting for the album Viewpoint