AN enterprising young musician named Sami Cooke is calling Narooma home for two weeks while she tours the region playing a number of venues.
Staying at the Big 4 Easts Village in Narooma, she gave a concert at the caravan park on Wednesday night.
Then she plays the Bermagui Country Club at 8pm this Friday and then The Dromedary Hotel, Tilba at 12noon on Saturday.
She has already played at Club Narooma, the Moruya Golf Club and Bermagui Beach Hotel.
“Everyone has been lovely in the audience and after my show, they are such beautiful people,” Sami said.
The recently turned 19 year old, last year took to the road with her debut album “Every Passing Minute” and started her Australian album tour which covered four states in 10 months and 101 shows.
A country singer, she has appeared at the Tamworth Country Music Festival a number of occasions and grew up in Young in Central West NSW.
Sami is also an aspiring journalist and has reported for the Young Witness and is studying journalism through Open Universities correspondence.
“I am a full time musician but thought I could make some extra cash and tell my story about my travels as it has all been so beautiful from Airlie Beach to Port Fairy,” she said.
She is now a resident of Canberra although with all her touring, she joked that she simply paid rent in Canberra and didn’t really live there.
She also recently released her anti-bullying song “Still Searching” to bring awareness to the effects of bullying
Sami plans to return to Narooma this Easter for some more performances but mainly for a holiday with the rest of her family, and she is already taking bookings for another Far South Coast tour in November with three of venues she played expressing an interest in rebooking her.
After her two weeks in Narooma, she is heading to Canberra and then Young to do two shows with a Johnny Cash tribute singer for the “Sami and Johnny Cash” show.
She just wishes she could have found a local young talent to join her on stage while playing around Narooma as she enjoyed giving other young people a chance to break into the music industry like others helped her when she was just starting out.