Concerts from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 2013-2014

FEBRUARY 5, 2015 at Noon, No Tickets Required

The Western Flyers

Whittall Pavilion

Classic Western swing, Hot jazz & Swing standards, toe tapping Cowboy songs and electrifying Old-time fiddle tunes.

After ten years of touring with one of the highlights of last year’s Homegrown series, The Quebe Sisters Band (as fiddle/vocal teacher, musical arranger and guitarist), Joey McKenzie has a new trio with Katie Glassman and Gavin Kelso, The Western Flyers.  Their swinging rhythm section, brisk fiddling, and sensitive singing is perfect for the Library’s Whittall Pavilion.  With versatility and deep musicianship, McKenzie has performed in forty-five U.S. states as well as Canada, Europe, Russia and South America. In addition to his signature arch-top rhythm guitar and his skill at arranging music, Joey is also a three-time World Champion Fiddler and sought-after instructor.  Glassman is a full-time performer and music teacher in Denver, Colorado. She is a two-time National Fiddle Champion and is an integral part of Colorado's thriving roots music scene. Kelso is gifted with a powerful dexterity on the bass and a lively musical imagination.

A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Most concerts are held in the Coolidge Auditorium (located on the Ground Floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress) or the Whittall Pavilion (next to the Coolidge, on the Ground Floor, Jefferson Building). Occasionally, concerts may be in other locations, which will be specified above in the concert description. Presented in Partnership with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.