Upper Lachlan Shire Council CEO Alex Waldron said that she was delighted by news that local performer Harriet Lowe has been selected to take part in an eight-day intensive course run by the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) in Tamworth.
“I saw Harriet when she performed in the Crookwell Country Weekend concert, and again when she competed in the Busking competition,” she said.
“She was clearly a very experienced and capable performer and it was no surprise that she has been selected for this residential music course.”
No stranger to Tamworth, Harriet participated in the Tamworth Country Music Festival Golden Gig competition (for people aged 17 and under) and has also busked at Tamworth.
As the winner of the junior busking title at Crookwell Country week, Harriet won a recording session at the Hume Conservatorium in Goulburn.
Judges Roger Corbett and Sam Phillips (the General Manager and Administrative Manager respectively of the CMAA) were particularly impressed by Harriet and provided her with contact details should she choose to take part in the Academy.
“This is an amazing accomplishment by Harriet and on behalf of Council I’d like to congratulate her and wish her every success in her ongoing career,” Ms Waldron said.
“She is a super talented young woman and already a seasoned performer before she took part in Crookwell Country Weekend. All credit to her and her family, but I’m pleased if our busking competition played a small role in connecting her with the CMAA.”