Scott Woods, a renowned Canadian Fiddle Champion, is Fiddling Up A Storm this spring. He plays Barrie on May 4.
The show is expected to include lots of Canadian old-time fiddle music, traditional country songs, western swing tunes, country gospel favorites, fancy instrumentals, sweet harmonies, smooth vocals, sensational step dancing, family humor, inspirational stories, and some of Scott’s famous trick fiddling – front and back somersaults and walking on a barrel – all while playing his fiddle.
Woods is a two-time winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest, two-time winner of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship as well as Fiddle Entertainer of the Year.
Joining him on-stage is his sister Kendra (Woods) Norris, a multi-instrumentalist who has won the Canadian Duet Fiddle Championship title three times with Scott, as well as several solo wins in various classes including the 2016 Canadian Open (19-55 division). She’s been a member of the band since she retired in 2016 from teaching at an elementary school in Waterloo.
They will be featuring 13-year-old champion step dancer Leo Stock in addition to an all-star band: Canadian Country Music Award winner and Guitar Player of the Year Steve Piticco; bass player Peter Sisk, and Canadian Country Music Award winner and Drummer of the Year Bill Carruthers.
The uplifting two-hour, Branson-style show unfolds on May 4 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 170 Steel St., Barrie. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids aged six to 12. They’re available at the church office, 705-728-0541.
Photo: Scott Woods and his sister Kendra (Woods) Norris