Jazz from the saddle this Saturday at the Legion Hall

Woody Holler and His Orchestra swinging into town Saturday, October 26


Prairie-raised musician Woody Holler, who grew up listening to plaintive cowboy songs, is coming to Killarney – along with his entertaining orchestra of top Manitoban musicians.

Woody Holler and His Orchestra will tromp up the stairs to the Royal Canadian Legion Hall on Mountain Avenue (behind the Post Office) this Saturday, October 26, 2019, for the first of four terrific concerts being hosted by the local arts council.

“Along with some of Winnipeg’s finest jazz musicians, Woody has developed his own brand of Western Swing, or, as he describes it, ‘Jazz from the saddle,’” writes his promoter. “The repertoire is eclectic, fun, and fascinating, featuring finger-snapping swing beats, honey-slowed love croons, a dash of opera, and show-stopping, extreme yodelling.”

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the wonderful cowboy show is set to take off at 8:30 p.m.

Woody Holler, whose band’s first album, “Western Skies,” was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2010, will be followed by three more concerts this season, part of the HyLife 2019-2020 Performing Arts Series.

They include the Derina Harvey Band, appearing on Friday, December 13, at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall; Chris Funk the Wonderist on Saturday, February 8, at the Shamrock Centre; and finally the Andrew Collins Trio, on Saturday, March 14, at the Legion.

“We are excited to bring to Killarney and the surrounding area a series of high quality, entertaining, and diverse groups of performers,” said Eunice Buhler, chair of the Killarney-Turtle Mountain Arts Council. “The council will showcase world-class artists for our community’s enjoyment.”

Tickets are $30 for each concert, or you can spend $100 and enjoy all four events. You can pick them up at Lewis and Jones, Sweet Pea and Willow, or at the Heritage Home for the Arts.