Old Time Concert Wows Outlook Audience

Country show gets people in the holiday mood

A Christmas concert featuring classic, old-time country music and holiday favorites was enough to get the toes tapping from people of all generations last week.

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Naomi Bristow belts out a tune with the help of the band. - Derek Ruttle

On Friday night, November 29, legendary fiddler Scott Woods and his band put on their ‘Country Christmas’ show in front of a virtual sellout crowd at the Outlook Civic Centre in support of the Macrorie School Heritage & Museum Society.

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Even Rudolph got in the spirit of things, stepdancing at the front of the stage. - Derek Ruttle
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Rudolph (Leo Stock) goes to town while Naomi Bristow looks on. - Derek Ruttle

The two-hour show featured a bevy of holiday hits and showcased the talents of Woods and his entire band, including guitarist Steve Piticco, pianist/fiddler Kendra Norris, guitarist/vocalist Naomi Bristow, and 15-year old fiddler/drummer/step dancer Leo Stock.

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With Scott backing her up, Naomi brings down the house with her powerful voice. - Derek Ruttle

There was something during the concert for every person of every age.  Woods’ exceptional fiddle-playing was the anchor of the presentation, the glue that held it all together, but there was ample time for others to shine; the young Stock blew the minds of the Outlook audience with his thunderous step-dancing skills, including one routine dressed as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, while the 22-year old Bristow at one point brought the house down with a powerful Christmas rendition of ‘Hallelujah’, spotlighting an amazing singing voice that cannot be denied.

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The show came to a close with some mesmerizing 'trick fiddling' by Woods. - Derek Ruttle

With great music, costume changes, playful humor and some incredible feats such as rolling on a barrel while simultaneously ‘sawing on a fiddle and playing it hot’, Scott Woods and his band left the Outlook audience with a major highlight of their holiday season.

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