The Western Flyers

Country Band from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 225 miles
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3 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2019
BOOKED 17 days ago

$800 - $2500 per event
About
Texas's finest (and part time Oregonians!) Western swing, vintage country, hot jazz & swing fiddle band! Equally at home on a festival stage, performing arts hall, private event or dance party, the Flyers take their unique brand of music coast to coast and around the world. Churning out true blue masterful, hip, authentic Texas flavored music, internationally-renowned guitar master Joey McKenzie drives the train, reigning 4-time US National Swing Fiddle champion Katie Glassman's improvisation astounds, and world- class upright bassist Gavin Kelso adds fuel to the fire. Named 'Best Western Swing Group' at the Ameripolitan Awards, as well as their debut album 'Wild Blue Yonder' receiving the Best Western Swing Album Award from both the Academy of Western Artists and the Western Music Association, the trio delivers old school professionalism in every sense, appealing to a diverse cross section of music fans young and old alike.

"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
“Together they perform with a brilliance and panache that will draw in any fans of traditional American string music.” - Bluegrass Today
“The most wonderful modern take on post-war Western Swing” – Country Music People
"Somewhere, Bob Wills is smiling" - No Depression

Performance highlights include: The National Folk Festival, Grand Ole Opry, tours of France, South America, Russia and Australia, Lowell Folk Festival, TedxMile High, Library of Congress, Prairie Home Companion, Texas State Fair, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, US Embassy tours, to name but a few. Although small in number they are dubbed "The Biggest Little Band in the Land", and folks often comment, "You guys sound bigger than you look”! On occasion the Flyers may play as a duo or a four piece and are open to discussing what works best with each individual event and budget. References available upon request.
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The Western Flyers were wonderful performers! They arrived prepared and on time, provided professional music selections, and were willing to accept any request. The residents of Cedar Sinai Park enjoyed the music as they enjoyed their BBQ. The Western Flyers made our event great.

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The Western Flyers’s Response:

First class event at Cedar Sinai Park! We had a great time meeting and playing for the residents at the BBQ shindig, a lot of people singing along and having a good time. Thanks CSP!! - TWFlyers

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Aug
23
Event
Portland, OR
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Sep
23
Private Event
Portland, OR
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Sep
25
Private Event
Portland, OR
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Nov
2
American Roots Music Festival
Turner, OR
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
10
Wedding Reception
Portland, OR
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Aug
9
McMinnville Center for the Arts
McMinnville, OR
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
8
The Hoot Fest
Livingston, MT
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
4
Blueberry Bluegrass Festival
Stony Plain, AB
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Aug
3
Blueberry Bluegrass Festival
Stony Plain, AB
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Jul
26
Nursing Home Event
West Linn, OR
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Jul
9
Community Event
Portland, OR
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Old Fashioned Love
Bob Wills, George Strait
Texas Fiddle Medley
Texas Fiddle Standard
Carroll County Blues
Country Standard
Sweet Georgia Brown
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Tennessee Waltz
Patti Page
Right or Wrong
George Strait
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Ella Fitzgerald
San Antonio Rose
Bob Wills
Bluegrass Band
Country Band
Dance Band
Swing Band
Rockabilly Band
Americana Band
Western Band
Honky Tonk Band
Acoustic Band
30s Band
40s Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Please note The Western Flyers will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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