COUNTRY STAR:  Sara Storer will perform at the Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival this weekend. .
COUNTRY STAR: Sara Storer will perform at the Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival this weekend. .

Sara Storer urges M’bah to ‘get behind your festival’

THE inaugural Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival is just days away, and plenty of musicians are about to embark on journeys across the country to attend.

Country singer Sara Storer said she was thrilled to be involved with the festival in its first year.

“I think the people who organise it and the people who come on board to put on such an event clearly take a big risk,” Storer said.

“I just hope that between myself and a number of artists, we can pull together a great crowd and really set them up so that in the future this concert can continue on with great strength.

“I’ve always said that I love that part of Australia.”

Storer said she’d be driving from Albury with her four sons.

“It’s going to be a crazy old car ride but it’s so pretty along the North Coast there, I can’t wait,” she said.

“We are making a weekend of it and we’re catching up with some great mates and (my brother) Greg’s bringing his family.”

Storer said she was hopeful the festival would prove a success.

“I think that maybe things have been quiet in the past but I think now people, rather than staying at home and watching a DVD, people are wanting to go out and take their families and do more things,” she said.

“Someone’s there trying to make this happen and it’s really important as a community you get behind it to make it happen.

“It’s just something that will never die, never fade.

“Music is just such a wonderful therapy in so many ways.

“It’s always going to get people out of their houses and bring people together.”

Storer, who’s about to record a new album, said she’d be performing a range of her existing music.

“My current album is coming up to two years (old) so I can’t sort of focus on one album as such,” she said.

“I can come back and focus on all my previous albums and select a sort of a storyboard, that’s how I do it.”

Storer’s brother Greg will join her on stage.

He’ll also have his own set at 3pm Saturday.

“We’ve been doing it for such a long time ... we just roll off each other,” Storer said.

She said the festival show would be a “stripped back” performance.

She’s set to perform at 7.45pm Monday.



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