The Western Flyers are one of the most exciting bands to glide on to the music scene in years! Their unique sound is a cross section of the Great American Songbook: classic western swing, hot jazz & swing standards, vintage country & cowboy songs, and electrifying old-time fiddle tunes. The trio features archtop guitar slinger Joey McKenzie, who brings his dynamic rhythm guitar style and smooth vocals to the band - along with Katie Glassman, a 3-time National Swing Fiddle Champion and vintage-style singer extraordinaire. The "Baron of the Bass," Gavin Kelso, compliments the band in a mighty way with his incredible upright bass playing and baritone vocals. Dubbed "The Biggest Little Band in the Land", folks often comment, "You guys sound bigger than you look"!
"Together they not only perform in this oft-neglected style of Texas music from the 1940s, they do so with a brilliance and panache that will draw in any fans of traditional American string music." – Bluegrass Today
“I love The Western Flyers. They are a fearlessly dedicated band that swings hard. Joey, Katie and Gavin, in the words of Handsome Harry, “Lay it down where it stays down till they leave town”. Their music makes me smile. When I listen to them play I know that I am in the presence of modern masters in motion. ”
— Marty Stuart