Katie Glassman is that rare musician who possesses a combination of instrumental virtuosity and powerful musical expression. She is one of the country’s most renowned and decorated Texas-style and swing fiddlers, as well as an accomplished songwriter, singer, and a highly sought after teacher.
With the formation of the Western Flyers in 2015, Katie has found her ultimate musical home. Guitarist Joey McKenzie and bassist Gavin Kelso are Katie’s counterparts on their instruments; lifelong devotees of western swing and Texas fiddle music who have completely immersed themselves in the style. They are inarguably one of the best swing rhythm sections a fiddler could hope to play over. With a recent release in 2016, the Western Flyers are poised to be a significant force in the world of Western music. With performances already logged at the Library of Congress and national and international tours planned, they are a band in full swing.
Katie Glassman is nothing short of one of history’s most passionate ambassadors of fiddle music. Through her performances and teaching, she is ably upholding a grand tradition and enthusiastically passing it on.