Twizel musician hitting the road
Sarah Conlan is getting the opportunity to do what she loves every night.
The Twizel singer-songwriter is releasing her debut EP tomorrow and is taking the new tracks on a mini South Island tour.
Conlan has already completed one nationwide tour this year in support of Invercargill Tui- nominated duo Into The East.
Her song Soaring High was chosen as the 2013 New Zealand Special Olympics anthem.
She has been a regular finalist at the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards, and is also a Mataura Licensing Trust (MLT) song-writing finalist, a former overall winner of the South Island Music Awards and a nominee for the prestigious 2014 National Country Music Awards in the Horizon (Best New Artist) Category.
She said going on tour was "pretty awesome", doing what she loves with a new audience every night.
Her self-titled EP was recorded and produced by Liv McBride and Graeme Woller. She recorded the tracks in Invercargill.
Her favourite track was recorded in the St John Anglican Church - "me and my guitar in a massive church with amazing acoustics".
The tour starts in Gore on July 30 and takes in Oamaru, Pleasant Point, Ashburton and Christchurch.
Local band Sha-Low join Conlan on the tour.
The Timaru Herald