This album recently made it through the final cut for the Nammys (Native American Music Awards) for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and he took home the 2002 Record of the Year. Boyd has performed for three of the five awards shows.
This release is the fifth full length release of Singer/Songwriter Jim Boyd, who is from the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington, State.
alterNATIVES is a 13 song release that ranges from very political songs, to beautiful love songs. It also includes a duet version of I'll Be There with Makoche recording artist Annie Humphrey.
Boyd has collaborated with writer friend Sherman Alexie on music and performances, which included RESERVATION BLUES The Soundtrack that featured songs on the Miramax motion picture SMOKE SIGNALS.
Boyd was also included on the HONOR CD with artists such as Bonnie Raitt, The Indigo Girls, Matthew Sweet, John Trudell, among others. He also performed concerts with many of the artists mentioned.