Yodeler at legion

Kerry Christensen is not your typical yodeler; he performs this Friday at the Courtenay Legion.

Kerry Christensen is not your typical yodeler.

His concerts and events this year will take him to as many as 23 U.S. states and two or three countries internationally.  Kerry spent two years in Austria right out of high school.

There, he became interested in the alpine yodeling art. After mastering this difficult medium he was asked in l983 to move his six-member family to Orlando, Fla., and use his yodeling skills at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Centre. He performed there for almost seven years until 1990.

Today, Kerry performs all kinds of corporate, festival, and community concert events. He recently lent his unique classical yodeling talent to a full-length Disney animated feature called Home on the Range.

Kerry is perhaps the only full-time yodeler in the world that specializes in all styles of yodeling. He can be strictly alpine, or he can put on his Stetson hat and do an all-cowboy yodeling show.

 

However, many of Kerry’s fans say that their favourite show is when Kerry mixes up the styles. You will hear cowboy, alpine, Cajun, Latin, Jewish, Hawaiian, jazz, classical, and his always-popular humorous yodeling renditions.

Kerry will perform July 13 at the Courtenay Royal Canadian Legion from 2 to 4 p.m.

Doors open at 1:30. Tickets are available at Long and McQuade at 1170 Cliff Ave. in Courtenay and at the door.

 

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