Zach Lawson plays lead guitar for the Flying W Wranglers. He was born in Durango, CO but raised in Rapid City, SD. His family owns the Circle B Chuckwagon there, and he grew up surrounded by music. His three older brothers played different musical instruments, and it was natural for Zach to continue along that path. He began playing guitar at the age of six years old, and began performing with the group when he was twelve. He played with the Circle B Chuckwagon and numerous bluegrass bands from 2002 until he was hired on as a Wrangler at the Flying W in the fall of 2011.
Zach has had many musical influences along the way, including: Gary Cook, Bryan Sutton, David Bradley, Tony Rice, Jayson Jones, Riders in the Sky, Bob Wells, and the Texas Playboys. In his free time he plays guitar, listens to music, and then practices some more.
He may be the youngest member of the band, but he is still known for his voice in any lead or harmony parts and his flying, fast fingers on guitar.
Trained in classical violin, Luke Tripp always maintained strong roots in bluegrass, western and swing and other fiddle styles. He's played with several international artists including renowned international jazz artists Alex Reis and Diego Figueiredo in a career that spans 20 years, two continents and an eclectic variety of musical styles. Luke also has a 15 years of experience educating, conducting and coaching young musicians in Brazil and the US. He has spent the last seven years living in Colorado Springs, raising a family, teaching, working with a few local artists and the Black Rose Acoustic Society, and continuing his academic education.
Jayson Jones grew up on the Hudgins Ranch near Sherman, Texas and is a third generation cowboy. Jayson has cowboyed most all his life. After graduating from high school he left the Sherman, Texas area and moved to west Texas to attend college and study music at South Plains College. It was there he started day working on area ranches. Cowboying has always been a great love for Jayson, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather before him.
Another great love for him is music. Jayson has been playing and performing music since the age of eight. He grew up playing music in his family band. He plays several different instruments including guitar, mandolin, fiddle & bass. He also sings many harmony parts. He has played with western, bluegrass and country and western swing bands over his 30 plus years as a musician.
In February of 2006 Jayson moved to Colorado Springs to become a part of the Flying W Wranglers. He started out playing mandolin and guitar for the Wranglers, but is presently playing bass.
When not on the road with the Wranglers, you’ll find Jayson at home in his silver studio running his fulltime business of building custom spurs, bits, buckles and other cowboy hardware. He is known all around the country for his handmade cowboy craftsmanship.