Winona Grange 2nd Saturday monthly concerts return for 2023-24 season on Sat., Nov. 11 with folk-pop duo Phoenix

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The Tualatin concert will be the first appearance of the duo after their return from The Josie Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee – where they have been nominated as both Duo of the Year and Folk Album of the Year (Viewpoint). Their latest single release, Calamity Blues, has recently won a bronze award in the Global Music Awards and was a finalist in the Intercontinental Music Awards.

Phoenix is a dynamic American folk-pop duo comprised of songwriters Tim and Kathy Crosby. With over two decades of musical collaboration, they have consistently impressed audiences with their songwriting prowess and engaging performances. Proficiency on a variety of string instruments and an enchanting mixture of original and well-known tunes make Phoenix a unique and captivating musical act.

“When it comes to songwriting and metaphors, there are generally two types of practitioners. One is the judicious, calculating proponent who works out grammatical patterns as to the where and the how, and formulates an approach to songwriting. The other is the naturally gifted rebel who often relies upon a semi-controlled blood rush of instinct, having a pulse on the people’s emotions – whether macroscopic or micro. Many have, to this day, strived to incorporate traits from both types, but only the likes of Bob Dylan, NWA and Taylor Swift have managed to nail that all-important balance. This balance, in tandem with the arrangement, and the choice of genre and chords to complement the lyrics, is what makes a good song great. And with this mixture of songwriting astuteness, one will find many shades of greatness in Oregon-based folk-pop duo Phoenix.” 

~ Vaibhav Thomas (Indie Spoonful)

“Come prepared to snap, clap, and sing along,” states Kathy Crosby. “We love an interactive audience that is having as much fun as we are.” 

You can follow along with the duo’s activities via their website at www.phoenixduo.org, on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify.

Grange Master Sam Keator hosts the monthly concert series. Refreshments will be available during the break. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available via Ticket Tomato at www.tickettomato.com/event/8197. For additional information: irishpdx.com.