THE WESTERN FLYERS
From L to R: Joey McKenzie - guitar, Matthew Mefford - bass, Ridge Roberts - fiddle
Powerhouse Western swing & country trio The Western Flyers serve up an irresistibly hot, unmistakably Texas-style sound popularized by Bob Wills in the 1940s with an electrifying energy all their own. Featuring a fresh, all-star lineup led by Western swing master Joey McKenzie on guitar & vocal, fiddle champion Ridge Roberts on fiddle & vocal, upright bassist Matthew Mefford, the award winning Flyers are guaranteed to have even the shyest of wallflowers tappin' their toes or swinging on the dance floor.
"Somewhere, Bob Wills is smiling."
- No Depression
"The most wonderful modern take on post-war Western swing."
-Country Music People
"I love The Western Flyers. When I listen to them play I know that I am in the presence of modern masters in motion.” - Marty Stuart
"I love The Western Flyers. When I listen to them play I know that I am in the presence of modern masters in motion.”
- Marty Stuart
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"Together they perform with a brilliance and panache that will draw in any fans of traditional American string music.”
- Bluegrass Today
“Joey McKenzie: Master of the guitar! In my opinion, he is the greatest guitar player this side of Heaven.”
- Leon Rhodes (Nashville session guitarist and member of Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadours).