Australian songs from the rural heartland
"Sara has found a way to make country music that doesn't play on hokum…folk-pop music that doesn't sound sweetened, and includes the earthiness that is, surprisingly, so rarely heard in local country"
- Sydney Morning Herald
Singer-songwriter Sara Storer follows her heart to make music that matters to her.
With a record seven Golden Guitars at the 2004 Tamworth Music Festival and as 2007 winner of the Heritage Song of the Year with "Land Cries Out", there is little doubt that Sara Storer is a unique talent.
Her songs are filled with stories of lives and loves of those on the land. But there is a much broader musical palette that shows her to be a contemporary of Missy Higgins and The Waifs as much as her country comrades.
Following her 2007 tours with The Waifs and The Songbirds and recently with international star, Suzanne Vega - Sara and her band debut in Noosa with a knock-out performance including songs from her newest album Silver Skies.
SOARING IN SILVER SKIES, Sara Storer
Sunday 13 3.00pm $36 The J
Duration: approximately 1.5 hours.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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