It’s yodelling. It’s swing. It’s country. It’s jazz. It’s a whole lot of fun, is what it is!
The South Okanagan Concert Society is please to announce what president Jan Marcotte calls “an exciting experiment”. After a little trouble booking their fourth concert of the 2012 – 12 concert season, the society has hired a terrifc ensemble: Woody Holler and His Orchestra.
Imagine Django Reinhart (1930s gypsy jazz guitarist) with a cowboy twang. The result is a lively, toe-tapping good time that will make you smile. Check out a musical sampling at their website here: www.woodyholler.ca
Fron his website: “Woody Holler grew up hearing the songs of the cowboy. Although he was later trained in opera, a sense of belonging and nostalgia held him close to the early Western genre. Influenced by the crooning styles of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers as well as the rustic blue yodeling of Jimmy Rodgers and danceable swing of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, he developed his lyric yodel on the wide-open spaces of the Canadian Prairie.
“Woody Holler’s orchestra consists of Winnipeg’s finest folk/jazz musicians creating a western swing style that Woody defines as “jazz from the saddle”. Richard Moody on violin, Greg Lowe on guitar and Daniel Koulack on double bass add clever arrangements that are rich with virtuosity and style. The repertoire is eclectic, fun and fascinating, featuring finger-snapping swing beats, honey-slowed love croons, and show stopping “extreme” yodeling. Woody Holler was nominated for the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards.”
The full conert lineup for the 2012-13 season isNovember 2, 2012: Tracy Fehr, lyric soprano November 30, 2012: Daniel Gervais, Canadian Fiddle Champion February 8, 2013: Duo Rendezvous, violin & guitar THURSDAY, March 7, 2013 ~ Woody Holler and His Orchestra $60 regular 4-flex pass $20 single ticket at Beyond Bliss, Oliver and Imperial Office Pro, Osoyoos