THE WESTERN FLYERS
From L to R: Matthew Mefford - bass, Joey McKenzie - rhythm guitar, Ridge Roberts - fiddle
Dubbed “The Biggest Little Band in the Land,” powerhouse western swing 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 rhythm guitar & vocals, champion fiddler Ridge Roberts, upright jazz bassist Matthew Mefford, the 2019 Ameripolitan Western swing group of the Year is guaranteed to have even the shyest of wallflowers 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
Almost Like Being in Love
Texas' finest Western swing, vintage country, hot jazz & Texas breakdown fiddle band!
"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).