Aussie artists Sara Storer and Sunny Cowgirls have much in common, including the fact they are coming to Bendigo.
It is their love of Australia and the many characters who inhabit it that has been the inspiration for many of the songs they have written and recorded.
Although Sara, Celeste and Sophie have collaborated in the past, they have never toured together, something that will be rectified when they hit the road again for the Love and Land Tour taking in Bendigo on Friday, July 6.
All three of the girls live in the country – Sophie calls the fertile plains of Gunnedah home, younger sister Celeste has recently made the trek back west to childhood stomping ground WA and Sara with her husband and brood of four boys, recently moved from Darwin to the NSW border city of Albury.
“We took our name from Sunninghill, our family farm at Dunkeld, near the Grampians,” Celeste said.
“The bush has always had an irresistible pull.”
They cut their musical teeth performing at rodeos and agricultural shows across the length and breadth of WA, before slinging their swags into the back of a Holden ute and setting out for Tamworth.
“We picked up work as rousabouts and farm hands across the Nullarbor,” Celeste said.
The trip was immortalised in their debut 2005 single Rousy’s Life.
Since then the sisters have gone on to receive multiple Golden Guitar nominations and perform on virtually all of Australia’s major country music festivals and other events across Australia.
Sara is the Female Artist of the Year, and the winner of 21 Golden Guitars and has a platinum and three gold albums to her credit.
She capped of her return to live touring and festival appearances in 2016 with an ARIA for her album, Silos.
“I like to capture the essence of Australian life – its characters and distinctive landscape,” she said.
Sara Storer and the Sunny Cowgirls play the Capital Theatre on Friday, July 6 at 8pm. Telephone 5434 6100.