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Scott Woods fiddling up a storm at Empress

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That Flippin’ Fiddler, Scott Woods, performs May 25 at the Empress Theatre.

Renowned Canadian fiddle champ Scott Woods and his band will play traditional country fiddle music, swing, gospel and more at the Empress Theatre on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Empress Theatre.
Known affectionately as ‘The Flippin’ Fiddler,” Woods is famous for both his trick fiddling — performing somersaults and walking on a barrel while fiddling — and his step dancing.
Woods is a two-time winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle contest, two-time winner of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship as well as Fiddle Entertainer of the Year.
The Scott Woods Band is a continuation of the band his father started in 1944 in Fergus, Ont. A sixth-generation fiddler, Woods and his three siblings performed in his father’s band as children.
Woods began touring under his own name in 2004.
Joining Woods on stage at the Empress is his sister Kendra Norris. She’s a multi-instrumentalist and a three-time winner of the Canadian Duet Fiddle Championship title with her brother Scott.
Kendra Norris also had several solo wins in various classes including the 2016 Canadian Open.
Other band members include Steve Piticco, a multiple winner of the Canadian Country Music Award’s Guitar Player of the Year; Peter Sisk, a CCMA-winning bass player; Bill Carruthers, four-time winner of the CCMA’s All Star Band, Drummer of the Year awards; and Leo Stock, a teenage champion step dancing sensation.
Woods and his band tour extensively across Canada, the U.S. and Germany. They typically perform about 125-150 shows annually, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for churches, charities and community service organizations.