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Country star to perform at Silverton

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

Sara Storer will play next month at the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference in Silverton. PICTURE: Supplied Sara Storer will play next month at the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference in Silverton. PICTURE: Supplied

By Callum Marshall

Country singer Sara Storer will be out at Silverton again next month to perform for the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference.

It’ll be the first time the conference has been held in the Far West, with Ms Storer’s performance part of a three day event that includes a keynote address from Charlie Arnott, winner of the 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award, a gala dinner, and Drag Queen Entertainment at the Palace Hotel.

Ms Storer as in Silverton earlier this year for the Silverton Sunsets Festival, and said it was great to be going back.

“It’s nice to be asked to perform for everyone, so I just hope everyone enjoys my songs and my stories,” she said.

“I’m bringing my big brother Greg Storer along and he’s going to help me out as well as performing a couple of his own songs.

“I was out in Silverton in March for a gig at the pub so I’m familiar with the place and absolutely loved it.

“I really look forward to getting back out there and catching up with everyone again.”

She said the songs she’ll be performing will be a mixture of old and new.

“I can never get away with not singing some of those older songs because that’s where a lot of people have heard my music from,” said Ms Storer.

“It’s always nice to put the oldies in.

“I’ll also be singing some new songs off the current album which I released in April, and it’s always important to share new songs and remind people you’ve got new music out.”

She said it had great connecting with Landcare, and was looking forward to sharing her stories with a group that she said really cared about the bush. 

“I’m very passionate about people of the land,” she said. “I’ve written a lot of songs about people from the bush.

“I have a family farming background myself. I grew up on the farm and my three brothers are still farmers out near Warren.

“I think it’s just lovely that the connection between my music and what Landcare do can come together.

“I can share my stories to a mob of people that actually do care about what’s going on in regional Australia.”

She said hearing peoples’ stories and mingling with the crowd would be another highlight.

“I think we get in quite early, so it’ll give me an opportunity just to talk and say g’day to a lot of people.

“Sometimes where you can hear a great story and it might become a song because everyone’s got their own unique background and story going on.

“It’s important for me as a songwriter to be a good listener as well, because that’s what it’s about, connection through music.

The conference will take place from October 22 to 24. Sara Storer will perform on the 22nd at the Silverton Hotel from 5:30pm. 

Organisers have encouraged those interested in registering for the conference to do so before September 24 when prices increase to the late registration rate.

For more details, visit www.nswlandcareconference.com.au

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