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The Western Flyers Set To Descend On Greenville

(Left to right) Upright bass player Gavin Kelso, fiddle player and vocalist Katie Glassman, and lead singer and rhythm guitarist Joey McKenzie.
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(Left to right) Upright bass player Gavin Kelso, fiddle player and vocalist Katie Glassman, and lead singer and rhythm guitarist Joey McKenzie.

In the tradition of music pioneers like Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Tex Williams and Spade Cooley, Joey McKenzie's band The Western Flyers are proudly carrying the western swing torch into a new era.

McKenzie, who also co-founded Greenville's Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest, is excited to share the Municipal Auditorium stage on Saturday with Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers. KETR spoke with Joey from The Western Flyers World Headquarters in Burleson, Texas.

More about the band is available at their website, and more about the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest can be found here.

Listen to Notably Texan, weekdays from Noon-3pm on KETR.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
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