Audiences are invited to saddle up and get along to the Cheviot Centre for an evening of cowboy swing, smooth crooning and extreme yodeling with lots of humorous banter to boot.
Woody Holler and his Orchestra are purveyors of western swing music, but also so much more.
Consisting of some of Winnipeg’s finest folk/jazz musicians, Woody’s orchestra creates a style that he defines as jazz from the saddle.
Greg Lowe on guitar, Richard Moody on violin and Danny Koulack on bass add clever arrangements 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’ yodelling, including Champion the Wonder Horse and Sweet Georgia Brown. Woody counts among his influences Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Jimmy Rodgers, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.
Woody is touring with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme as part of a collaboration between Contact East, Canada and North of England rural touring schemes.
Woody and his orchestra are at the Cheviot Centre, Wooler, on Friday, April 15, at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £9 and £8 concessions and can be obtained from the Cheviot Centre on 01668 281406 or on line from www.highlightsnorth.co.uk