Boyd Deering started playing music at age 10 on the mandolin. Boyd would soon practice up to 10 -12 hours daily.
He then took up acoustic guitar and fiddle. By age 15, Boyd was the guitar instructor at the local music store and a member of the staff band at his dad's local music club.
He stepped onstage at a Nashville venue with Bill Monroe for the first time when he was barely 16. He also would later visit with Mr. Monroe at his farm outside of Nashville where much wisdom and inspiration was given.
From the mid-eighties to the mid-nineties, Boyd won approximately 70 first places in competition, mainly in the southeastern United States, on mandolin, acoustic guitar, and fiddle before moving to Nashville.
After moving to Nashville, Boyd appeared on TV shows such as “Music City Tonight”, “Prime Time Country”, and “Grand Ole Opry Live” with artists such as six-time CMA Musician of the Year, Mark O'Connor. Boyd toured with five-time Grammy nominated fiddle legend Vassar Clements. He also worked with Sony recording artist Danni Leigh on a four continent tour of Asia, Europe, North and South America.
Boyd landed a nightly gig in Nashville at Robert’s Western World in 1996 at the height of the retro-country movement and appeared in “U.S. News and World Report”. Boyd has shared the stage with the Charlie Daniels Band upon invitation multiple times and was also recruited to play fiddle in a Madonna video shoot in Nashville.
Boyd has been involved with professional theater since 1987. He has shared the stage with professional actors in productions from Tennessee to the East Coast.
He has also been featured on many recording projects including some of his own available on various websites.
Boyd continues to further the development of what he calls New World Hillbilly Music. He plays many instruments at a very high level of talent and insight. He is a songwriter (ASCAP) and runs Marma Music Publishing (ASCAP). He is also a teacher and works with oncoming talent in the artist development services. He is currently focusing more now on his musical composition skills, inspired by a year of college level music theory study and an uncanny natural ear for melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structures of all styles of music.
Boyd Deering is now more than a well kept secret or rumour. He appears to be crossing the borderline into an oncoming musical legend.