Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

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Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys in 2009
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys in 2009
Background information
GenresAmeripolitan, Western swing, country boogie, rockabilly
LabelsHightone Records, Yep Roc Records, Jeems Records
WebsiteOfficial web page

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys is a western swing/country boogie musical band from California. The band is composed of Robert Williams, alias Big Sandy, Ashley Kingman, Ricky McCann and Kevin Stewart.[1]

They began as rockabilly revivalists in the late 1980s, then dug deeper into the music which rockabilly came from: western swing and particularly the country boogie style of the late 1940s and early 1950s, which served as a link of sorts between the western swing and rockabilly eras and was particularly associated with California country music in that era.[2]

Former members include Joe Perez, Jeff West, Bobby Trimble, TK Smith, Carl Leyland, Lee Jeffriess, and Wally Hersom. The band has been inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.[3]


  • Fly Right with Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Trio (Dionysus, 1990)
  • On the Go (No Hit Records, 1993; re-released on Jeems Records, 2002)
  • Jumping from 6 to 6 (Hightone Records, 1994)
  • Swingin' West (Hightone, 1995)
  • Feelin' Kinda Lucky (Hightone, 1997)
  • Big Sandy Presents the Fly-Rite Boys (Hightone, 1998)
  • Dedicated to You (Big Sandy only; Hightone, 1998)
  • Radio Favorites (EP; Hightone, 1999)
  • Night Tide (Hightone, 2000)
  • It's Time! (Yep Roc Records, 2003)
  • Turntable Matinee (Yep Roc, 2006)
  • What A Dream It's Been (Razor & Tie, 2013)


  1. ^ Miller, Jay N. (19 November 2015). "MUSIC SCENE: Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys swing into Fall River". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ from an interview on episode 160 of the Americana Music Show, published October 7, 2013
  3. ^ Harris, Craig. "Biography: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 April 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • Entry in Bogdanov, Vladimir, Chris Woodstra, and Stephen Thomas Erlewine. All Music Guide to Country: The Definitive Guide to Country Music, pg. 62. (ISBN 0879307609)

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