Jim Boyd Band

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JIM BOYD is a singer/songwriter and member of the Lakes band on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington, State. Boyd's interest in music started at a very early age and grew throughout his school years as he was introduced to various instruments such as trumpet, drums, guitar, bass guitar, cedar flute, and keyboards. He performed in many cover bands as well as original music groups including Greywolf, XIT and Winterhawk. 


Ancestries: Native American
Languages: English
Genre: Rock

Albums

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Live At Two Rivers
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Group Members

  • Jim Boyd
  • Alfonso Kolb
  • Eric Arnold

Biography

JIM BOYD is a singer/songwriter and member of the Lakes band on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington, State. Boyd's interest in music started at a very early age and grew throughout his school years as he was introduced to various instruments such as trumpet, drums, guitar, bass guitar, cedar flute, and keyboards. He performed in many cover bands as well as original music groups including Greywolf, XIT and Winterhawk. Although Boyd has spent many years in the music business, he realized early on that as an original artist, his interest wasn't in the commercial music field. Most of his lyrics were about Indian issues, tradition, and politics. This resulted in Boyd forming his own record label, allowing him to continue his own music direction. Boyd became certified in recording engineering, and then went on to receive a small business management degree in order to be self sufficient in recording and marketing his own music. He has also held several board of director positions, which were focused on Indian issues, business, and the arts. Boyd's first solo release was in 1989 when he recorded a release on Canyon Records called Reservation Bound. Since then he has released many more titles including: Unity, Reservation Blues, First Come, Last Served, alterNATIVES (2002 Record of the Year-NAMMY), JIM BOYD with ALFONSO KOLB, LIVE AT THE MET, JIM BOYD & Kyo-T, LIVE (2003 Best Pop/Rock Recording-NAMMY), Going To The Stick Games(2004 Record of the Year-NAMMY), Them Old Guitars (2005 songwriter of the Year-NAMMY), and his most recent JIM BOYD BAND, Live At Two Rivers. All recordings were released on his own Thunderwolf Records label and distributed by Zango Music, Bonds Indian Supply LLC, Drumbeat Indian Arts, and available at amazon.com, CD Baby, and through Thunderwolfrecords.com and Mail Order. Boyd's music is also available on digital download sites such as iTunes, Rhapsody, and many more. Boyd collaborated with writer friend Sherman Alexie on songs included on Alexie's movie Smoke Signals on Miramax, which were also included on the soundtrack on TVT Records. This recording received the Best Compilation Award in the second annual Native American Music Awards. Boyd and Alexie also co-wrote a song that was included on the HONOR CD with artists such as Bonnie Raitt, The Indigo Girls, Toad The Wet Sprocket, and Matthew Sweet, among others. Jim Boyd performs his original music with his group or as a solo artist.