Jim Boyd (musician)

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Jim Boyd performing at the Native American Music Awards

Jim Boyd (January 1, 1956 – June 22, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and member of The Jim Boyd Band on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington. He was born in Lancaster, California.

Boyd has performed in several groups, including XIT, Greywolf and Winterhawk. Boyd sang four songs with lyrics by Sherman Alexie on the soundtrack for the 1998 movie Smoke Signals,[1] and also appeared in Alexie's The Business of Fancydancing.

Boyd died on June 22, 2016 in Colville Indian Reservation, Washington at age 60.[2]

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  1. "Original Soundtrack Smoke Signals". AllMusic. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  2. Hunter, Scott (June 22, 2016). "Tribal chairman Boyd dies at 60". The Star. Grand Coulee, Washington. Retrieved June 23, 2016.

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