FERGUS – Scott Woods is again once more along with his Previous Time Nation Christmas tour. The tour has stops in 43 cities throughout 5 provinces and will probably be making its grand finale in Fergus on Dec. 22 on the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (325 George St. W, Fergus).
“It’s a pleasant technique to finish [the show], again within the hometown and within the church that I grew up in as a child,” Woods instructed the Advertiser.
“It’ll be a little bit bit additional particular in Fergus for certain.”
Proceeds from the Fergus present will probably be going in direction of Hearts for Haiti, a faith-based ministry that makes common mission journeys to Haiti.
The nation Christmas present brings Canadian fiddle music, conventional nation, gospel, step dancing and plenty of family-friendly humour to the stage.
Woods added that he makes certain the occasion exhibits the Christmas spirit by means of and thru. The fiddler stated many instances Christmas exhibits don’t play a lot Christmas music in any respect, however put it aside till the tip.
“They only play their regular repertoire they usually name it a Christmas present,” he started. “It’s my pet peeve.”
“Our present is Christmas proper from the start,” he stated.
Woods is a a number of winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest, the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling competitors and was named Canadian Fiddle Entertainer of the yr.
In 2018, he was introduced with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Affiliation for his promotion and preservation of Canadian outdated time fiddling.
Becoming a member of Woods on the tour is his sister, Kendra Norris. She is a champion fiddler and well-known for her tribute to “Cousin Minnie Pearl.”
Doing her half within the present, Norris additionally covers important piano components, bass, accordion, fiddle in addition to concord, lead and vocals.
Steve Piticco will probably be taking part in electrical and acoustic guitars. Enjoying drums, fiddle, singing and dancing is 19-year-old Leo Inventory. Canada’s Yodelling Cowgirl, Naomi Bristow will probably be a particular visitor on the tour as nicely.
Woods may even be performing some trick fiddling on his tour.
“I’ve been identified for a very long time because the Flippin’ Fiddler,” stated Woods.
When he was simply 11 years outdated, Woods started practising somersaults with two drumsticks earlier than shifting onto finishing the motion whereas taking part in the fiddle.
He may also play the fiddle behind his again, and has a couple of different methods up his sleeve.
Tickets to the Fergus present are $45 every and could also be bought utilizing a bank card by calling the Scott Woods Band Workplace (toll free) at 1-855-726-8896. They will also be bought on-line at: scott-woods.myshopify.com.
“It’s at all times a little bit bit extra nerve wracking to have the hometown crowd because the viewers, [and] the tickets are in all probability three-quarters offered already,” stated Woods.
For info and to discover a full record of areas the place the Scott Woods Band will probably be taking part in, go to scottwoods.ca.