Wednesday June 19 @ 7:00 PM
Old Market Square
Woody Holler grew up on the Canadian prairie hearing the songs of the cowboy. Although he was classically trained in opera, a sense of nostalgia holds him close to those western roots. Having teamed up with some of Winnipeg’s finest jazz musicians, Woody purveys his own brand of western swing that he defines as “jazz from the saddle.” The performance is reminiscent of a 1940s radio show, with a sound that is nostalgic yet thrilling. The repertoire is eclectic, fun, and fascinating, featuring a dramatic range from the operatic to show-stopping “extreme” yodelling. The band includes Artur Kivilaht on guitar, Daniel Koulack on bass, and Jeremy Penner on violin.