Something to sing about

Sara Storer will be performing with her brother in Ivanhoe, Euston and Pooncarie at the end of March. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

It can seem like a revolving door in the bush of droughts, bushfires, floods, mouse plagues and COVID but acclaimed country music singer, Sara Storer, will be raising spirits and setting toes tapping in bush towns on the Recovery Outback Tour, presented by the National Recovery and Resilience Agency.

Sara will be bringing her brother, Greg, and the famous siblings know first-hand just how challenging life in rural Australia can be, at times. They were born in Wemen in Victoria, where their parents farmed wheat and cattle.

“Greg and I are so conscious of the hardships that many in country Australia have endured over the past few years – drought, flood, bushfires and now the pandemic,” said Ms Storer.

“It must be soul-destroying for so many and our hearts go out to those effected.”

“We hope that our tour will bring some hope and put a smile on the faces of everyone in the community.”

There will be plenty of original songs about life in the country. Sara won the Best New Talent of the Year Golden Guitar in Tamworth in 2001 and has won more Golden Guitars than any other female artist. Her 22 awards include an ARIA.

Greg began performing and co-writing with his sister later and the siblings won a Golden Guitar for a duet called ‘When I Was A Boy’ in 2010.

Like many performers, Sarah and Greg have only been able to perform a handful of shows since the start of the pandemic and are looking forward to their tour on March 15 to 27.

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The duo will hit the road to Rankins Springs, Whitton, Jerilderie, Hay, Wakool, Kyalite, Booligal, Hillston, Ivanhoe and Euston and will close at Pooncarie on March 27.

The Recovery Outreach Tour is free and everyone is invited to bring friends and family along for a night of incredible music.

Community members will also be able to chat with NRRA’s local Recovery Support Officer, Claire Butler, or catch up with a Rural Financial Counsellor, as well as other support services.

Applications for $500 Rotary debit cards, to be spent locally, will also be available.

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