Tower of country power
On tour to promote her new album Silos, Sara Storer has earned praise from the great John Williamson
IT’S high praise indeed when the incumbent godfather of Australian country and folk, John Williamson, sends a compliment your way.
‘’Sara has a unique way of seeing and expressing her observations of love and life in the bush. So she is a songwriter that will be remembered beyond her lifetime,” Williamson penned of award-winning singersongwriter Sara Storer.
Having won a Golden Guitar in 2014 for a duet she recorded with her longtime friend and sometime musical collaborator, Storer released a song she wrote about Williamson called Canoe.
The accompanying video took out the coveted award for Video Clip of the Year in 2015 in Tamworth, bringing Storer’s Golden Guitar tally to 18.
Storer, 42, will be bringing her vast talents to the stage at Rooty Hill RSL on Saturday.
The songstress released her sixth studio album, Silos, in March, and Rooty Hill is part of a countrywide tour to promote the album and celebrate her love of performing.
She recently posted on her Facebook page: “I am so excited to be playing my first show for a few years at the Rooty Hill RSL on October 22. I hope to see you there.”
It’s another endorsement of Storer’s standing that Silos last week was announced as a Best Country Album finalist in the 2016 ARIA awards.
Storer, who was born in Victoria and spent several years in Darwin, moved to Albury early last year with husband Dave, where she gave birth to her fourth son.
Her Silos tour will finish in Albury – back home – on February 11.
Storer’s show at Rooty Hil RSL starts at 8pm. She will be joined by special guest Fanny Lumsden & the Thrillseekers. Tickets are $30. Details: rootyhillrsl.com.au.