The Western Flyers - Joey McKenzie / Ridge Roberts / Matthew Mefford


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

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​The Western Flyers are churning out true blue Western swing, and when you hear it, there's no mistaking the brand. Internationally renowned guitar-slinger Joey McKenzie drives the train with his powerful rhythm and smooth vocals, reigning Grand Masters fiddle champion and World Champion fiddler Ridge Roberts astounds, and world class upright bassist Mathew Mefford adds fuel to the fire. The trio is a singular musical experience; a fresh take on a venerable American art performed by three acoustic virtuosos.


"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

Almost Like Being in Love


The Western Flyers - Joey McKenzie / Ridge Roberts / Matthew Mefford
Texas' finest Western swing, vintage country, hot jazz & Texas breakdown fiddle band!
Listen to the Flyers debut CD at Bandcamp
Listen to Ridge's debut 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).