The Dixie Flyers have accomplished many things

The Dixie Flyers have accomplished many things that were thought impossible for a Canadian Bluegrass band: nine recordings on Boot, Stony Plain and their own Flat-top labels – their own weekly radio show for BX-93 (CJBX-Fm),London-”Live From the Wellington” for 5 years – a syndicated Television series-Bluegrass Express (guests included the Country Gentlemen, Tony Rice, Graham Townsend) – traveling and touring Canada in their own custom fitted highway coach – running their own Bluegrass festival-Back 40 in Woodstock, Ontario – their groundbreaking appearance at Bean Blossom on the invitation of Bill Monroe “…the Dixie Flyers play good bluegrass, they play it the right way.” – many appearances on national radio and television (CBC Radio’s “Morningside” with Peter Gzsowski always a favorite) – being included in “Canadian Encyclopedia of Music in Canada” – and producing a consistent ,high quality show with top notched players and singers.
The Flyers’ alumni reads like a who’s who’s of Canadian music scene: Bert Baumbach (guitar) Canadian Bluegrass Entertainer of the Year, and Ken Palmer(mandolin), former CBC Radio host of “the Country Music Perspective” – Gordon Stobbe, host and fiddle guru of ATV’s ”Up Home Tonight”, Peter Robertson, 7-time Juno winner John P. Allen of Prairie Oyster (violin), David Zdriluk, Brian Abbey, Luke Maynard, Rick Thompson and Chris Ingram(bass), and Canadian banjo legend Denis Lepage, David Jack, two time Grammy nominee David Talbot of Grascals/Dolly Parton fame, former Ontario banjo champion, the late Walter Maynard and Paul Hurdle on banjo plus Allan Widmeyer(the Old Houndog) of Stompin Tom Connors band and Darin Parise(dobro) and legendary songwriter/Juno winner Willie P. Bennett and Mike Ethelston (harmonica)
but all the Flyers’ alumni will tell you – it was a team effort, and always a lot of laughs

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