Scott Woods Band to bring fiddle music to Freelton

WhatsOn Mar 20, 2017 by Julia Lovett Flamborough Review

Get ready for a toe-tappin,’ foot-stompin’ good time when the Scott Woods Band comes to Freelton on April 9.

“It’s a real fun family show,” said Scott Woods, fiddler and band leader.

He, along with his sister Kendra Norris and band members, guitarist Steve Piticco, bassist Patrick Linton and veteran drummer Bill Carruthers will bring the Twin Fiddle Express to the Freelton United Church to help raise funds for various church projects.

The band — formed in 1950 by Woods’ father who was later joined in 1956 by a piano player who would become Woods’ mother — has humble roots just outside of Fergus. The fiddle player said it was his destiny.

“My brother and my two sisters and Dad were all playing the fiddle and Mom was on the piano and I couldn’t wait, when I was four years old, I finally got my first violin,” he said.

“I just wanted to join the rest of them and get out there and play.”

He said that he and his sister have always had a bit of a fun rivalry and they play it up for their stage show.

“She’s always joked that she plays ‘second fiddle’ to her little brother so we kinda play on that a little bit and it’s sort of a country-themed show and we’ve got some really great players in the band that can show off their style and their certain talents as well.”

Ria Dowling, who is helping to organize the show, said people who come are in for a treat.

“It’s nice cause it’s really geared to all ages — it’s music so obviously music is appealing to all ages, but his in particular I find, well it’s very upbeat, very uplifting,” she said.

The genres range from country, gospel, and good old time fiddle music.

“It’s a fun show, I mean there’s humour in it you know, he has his tricks that he does with his fiddle, it’s just very entertaining,” Dowling added.

The group of players who work with Woods to create the professional stage show are all accomplished in their own right. The

“Telecaster Master” Piticco is a Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs) winner and has played alongside the late Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

“He’s got that real telecaster sound, it’s a real country flair that he has,” he said, noting the Fender Telecaster is the country music guitar of choice.

“He’s just got a real unique style that he plays, always puts on a great show.”

The show — which is never the same two tours in a row — is “just a real mixture of some instrumentals, some vocals, some silly stuff, some step-dancing and of course I’ll do my trick fiddling,” Woods said.

For two hours beginning at 2 p.m. the band will stage a fast-paced musical extravaganza for the audience.

According to Dowling, the money raised will go toward community outreach.

“We’re hoping to fund some programing, educational programming geared to seniors combined with a lunch as well, so that’s what we’re hoping to kind of get started up,” she said.

She said what she is most looking forward to is seeing the “musical banter” between Woods, his sister and their fiddles.

“I’m sure there will be quite a bit of that, that’ll be great to see and I like the step-dancing as well,” she said, adding that the band lineup has changed so she is looking forward to seeing the different members.

Woods added that it’s just some down-home fun and he hopes people enjoy the show as it is their goal to help people relax and have a good time.

“It’s wholesome family fun and some great playing, it won’t be loud, we all dress the same, it’s [a] very old-school look — it’s almost like a step back in time.”

Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Dowling at 905-659-7657 or 1-855-726-8896.

Scott Woods Band to bring fiddle music to Freelton

WhatsOn Mar 20, 2017 by Julia Lovett Flamborough Review

Get ready for a toe-tappin,’ foot-stompin’ good time when the Scott Woods Band comes to Freelton on April 9.

“It’s a real fun family show,” said Scott Woods, fiddler and band leader.

He, along with his sister Kendra Norris and band members, guitarist Steve Piticco, bassist Patrick Linton and veteran drummer Bill Carruthers will bring the Twin Fiddle Express to the Freelton United Church to help raise funds for various church projects.

The band — formed in 1950 by Woods’ father who was later joined in 1956 by a piano player who would become Woods’ mother — has humble roots just outside of Fergus. The fiddle player said it was his destiny.

“My brother and my two sisters and Dad were all playing the fiddle and Mom was on the piano and I couldn’t wait, when I was four years old, I finally got my first violin,” he said.

“I just wanted to join the rest of them and get out there and play.”

He said that he and his sister have always had a bit of a fun rivalry and they play it up for their stage show.

“She’s always joked that she plays ‘second fiddle’ to her little brother so we kinda play on that a little bit and it’s sort of a country-themed show and we’ve got some really great players in the band that can show off their style and their certain talents as well.”

Ria Dowling, who is helping to organize the show, said people who come are in for a treat.

“It’s nice cause it’s really geared to all ages — it’s music so obviously music is appealing to all ages, but his in particular I find, well it’s very upbeat, very uplifting,” she said.

The genres range from country, gospel, and good old time fiddle music.

“It’s a fun show, I mean there’s humour in it you know, he has his tricks that he does with his fiddle, it’s just very entertaining,” Dowling added.

The group of players who work with Woods to create the professional stage show are all accomplished in their own right. The

“Telecaster Master” Piticco is a Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs) winner and has played alongside the late Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

“He’s got that real telecaster sound, it’s a real country flair that he has,” he said, noting the Fender Telecaster is the country music guitar of choice.

“He’s just got a real unique style that he plays, always puts on a great show.”

The show — which is never the same two tours in a row — is “just a real mixture of some instrumentals, some vocals, some silly stuff, some step-dancing and of course I’ll do my trick fiddling,” Woods said.

For two hours beginning at 2 p.m. the band will stage a fast-paced musical extravaganza for the audience.

According to Dowling, the money raised will go toward community outreach.

“We’re hoping to fund some programing, educational programming geared to seniors combined with a lunch as well, so that’s what we’re hoping to kind of get started up,” she said.

She said what she is most looking forward to is seeing the “musical banter” between Woods, his sister and their fiddles.

“I’m sure there will be quite a bit of that, that’ll be great to see and I like the step-dancing as well,” she said, adding that the band lineup has changed so she is looking forward to seeing the different members.

Woods added that it’s just some down-home fun and he hopes people enjoy the show as it is their goal to help people relax and have a good time.

“It’s wholesome family fun and some great playing, it won’t be loud, we all dress the same, it’s [a] very old-school look — it’s almost like a step back in time.”

Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Dowling at 905-659-7657 or 1-855-726-8896.

Scott Woods Band to bring fiddle music to Freelton

WhatsOn Mar 20, 2017 by Julia Lovett Flamborough Review

Get ready for a toe-tappin,’ foot-stompin’ good time when the Scott Woods Band comes to Freelton on April 9.

“It’s a real fun family show,” said Scott Woods, fiddler and band leader.

He, along with his sister Kendra Norris and band members, guitarist Steve Piticco, bassist Patrick Linton and veteran drummer Bill Carruthers will bring the Twin Fiddle Express to the Freelton United Church to help raise funds for various church projects.

The band — formed in 1950 by Woods’ father who was later joined in 1956 by a piano player who would become Woods’ mother — has humble roots just outside of Fergus. The fiddle player said it was his destiny.

“My brother and my two sisters and Dad were all playing the fiddle and Mom was on the piano and I couldn’t wait, when I was four years old, I finally got my first violin,” he said.

“I just wanted to join the rest of them and get out there and play.”

He said that he and his sister have always had a bit of a fun rivalry and they play it up for their stage show.

“She’s always joked that she plays ‘second fiddle’ to her little brother so we kinda play on that a little bit and it’s sort of a country-themed show and we’ve got some really great players in the band that can show off their style and their certain talents as well.”

Ria Dowling, who is helping to organize the show, said people who come are in for a treat.

“It’s nice cause it’s really geared to all ages — it’s music so obviously music is appealing to all ages, but his in particular I find, well it’s very upbeat, very uplifting,” she said.

The genres range from country, gospel, and good old time fiddle music.

“It’s a fun show, I mean there’s humour in it you know, he has his tricks that he does with his fiddle, it’s just very entertaining,” Dowling added.

The group of players who work with Woods to create the professional stage show are all accomplished in their own right. The

“Telecaster Master” Piticco is a Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs) winner and has played alongside the late Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

“He’s got that real telecaster sound, it’s a real country flair that he has,” he said, noting the Fender Telecaster is the country music guitar of choice.

“He’s just got a real unique style that he plays, always puts on a great show.”

The show — which is never the same two tours in a row — is “just a real mixture of some instrumentals, some vocals, some silly stuff, some step-dancing and of course I’ll do my trick fiddling,” Woods said.

For two hours beginning at 2 p.m. the band will stage a fast-paced musical extravaganza for the audience.

According to Dowling, the money raised will go toward community outreach.

“We’re hoping to fund some programing, educational programming geared to seniors combined with a lunch as well, so that’s what we’re hoping to kind of get started up,” she said.

She said what she is most looking forward to is seeing the “musical banter” between Woods, his sister and their fiddles.

“I’m sure there will be quite a bit of that, that’ll be great to see and I like the step-dancing as well,” she said, adding that the band lineup has changed so she is looking forward to seeing the different members.

Woods added that it’s just some down-home fun and he hopes people enjoy the show as it is their goal to help people relax and have a good time.

“It’s wholesome family fun and some great playing, it won’t be loud, we all dress the same, it’s [a] very old-school look — it’s almost like a step back in time.”

Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Dowling at 905-659-7657 or 1-855-726-8896.