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 an all-star lineup led by archtop guitar slinger Joey McKenzie, two-time National Champion fiddler Ridge Roberts and bassist Matthew Mefford, the trio also can perform with guest ‘frequent flyer’ GRAMMY Award telecaster master Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard band fame, beloved longtime Austinite). As US State Department Cultural Exchange Alumni, they share their Texas-flavored music coast to coast and internationally. Appearances at the World’s Fair Dubai, Library of Congress, Costa Rica, Australia, Russia and even with a ukulele slingin’ Warren Buffett! Performances are tailored for a family audience, rowdy dancehall, theater, community event or festival stage. In addition, eight of Joey’s arrangements have been scored for a full symphony orchestra– past appearances include the Reno Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Delivering a blend of western swing, vintage country, swing classics and electrifyin’ fiddle tunes, the 2019 Ameripolitan Western Swing Group of the Year is guaranteed to have even the shyest of wallflowers tappin’ their toes. Photo by Lauren Wallace.

Additional information



Contact name

Sherry McKenzie

Contact address

204 SE Robert Burleson TX 76028

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Public Performance

$1, 200 – $3, 000

School performance

$800 – $1, 200

Workshop fees

$1, 000 – $1, 600

Travel per diem lodging

$0 – $1, 000




Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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