Around Town Sounds: Desert Flyer Band

Local boys the Desert Flyer Band

Just the good ol’ boys. That’s perhaps the best way to describe the Desert Flyer Band — Greg Achord, lead vocals and guitar; Bob Sours, guitar and vocals; Waylon Jordan, bass; and Chris Valdez, percussion.

They all have one important thing in common: they love to have a good time, and the good-natured fun flows through their music. As a true variety band, anything from Elvis to Kid Rock is likely to drift up from their basement rehearsal space. 

These guys are anything but jokers about their musical talent, though. The Desert Flyer Band has experience playing with acts such as Rumor Hazzit, The Frontiersmen, Doug Leonard and even the Mesa State College Symphony Orchestra.

They take their instruments just as seriously. Achord used his shirtsleeve to polish a spot off his new guitar, Trigger, between songs. 

“He thinks he’s Roy Rogers,” Sours said about his bandmate.

Originally formed in 1998, the Desert Flyer Band re-formed after they broke up in 2007. Some of the band members have been a part of the group for two years and some for all 14. But all of them say that they couldn’t stay away from music.

“I just got the itch back.” said Achord.

If you are interested in seeing the Desert Flyer Band live, you can catch them at The Livery in Palisade July 23, or at the Farmers Market on July 28. You can also check out Desert Flyer Band on Facebook.


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