Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

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Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
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Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys in 2009
Background information
Genres Western swing, country boogie, rockabilly
Labels Hightone Records, Yep Roc Records, Jeems Records
Website Official 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, Jeff West, Joe Perez and Ashley Kingman.

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.[1]

Former members include Bobby Trimble, Carl Leyland, Lee Jeffriess, and Wally Hersom. The band has been inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.[2]


  • 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. ^ from an interview on episode 160 of the Americana Music Show, published October 7, 2013
  2. ^ Harris, Craig. "Biography: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 

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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)