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Three males in a Western swing band called The Western Flyers


From L to R:    Ridge Roberts - fiddle, Matthew Mefford - bass, Joey McKenzie - guitar 

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Powerhouse country & Western Swing band 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 guitar slinger Joey McKenzie on archtop 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. The band is part of the official 2024-2026 Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster.  The TCA provides grants to help offset the costs of booking roster artists in Texas. Click here to learn how you can bring the Flyers to your community. 

"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

Roly Poly

Home in San Antone

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Texas' finest Western swing, vintage country, hot jazz & Texas breakdown fiddle band!

The Western Flyers debut Western Swing and vintage country album called Wild Blue Yonder
Listen to the Flyers CD at Bandcamp
Lone Star Fiddler debut Album cover of Ridge Roberts wearing a cowboy hat and standing in front of a black ford truck holding his fiddle
Listen to Ridge's CD at Bandcamp

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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).

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