As the daughter of Central Australian folk music royalty, it is little wonder Sally Balfour has found her way to the stage as a singer-songwriter. While the isolation and extremes of the NT loom large in her songwriting, Sally’s music connects on an individual level. Through Sally’s deeply personal, acoustic guitar driven songs you’re taken on the journey of one woman’s life in Australia’s outback.
“Sally Balfour’s voice has a resonance that just draws you in and keeps you captivated. Balfour is that special breed of folk singer who is able to entrance an audience with just a guitar and her beautiful voice” – Timber and Steel
“Sally’s a superb singer/songwriter, both creative and easy going… Her new song Calling Me Home is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time.” – Bill Chambers
“Sally herself has a rare talent as a singer/songwriter/instrumentalist and is delighting audiences at each concert appearance” – Ted Egan
Early 2020 saw Sally Balfour release her debut single ‘Calling Me Home’ which came in at number 9 on the 2021 Territory Sounds Countdown, has had air play on Triple J, ABC national radio as well as community radio stations across Australia. Since her debut single release Sally has released 3 more singles as well as her debut kids album ‘Clara Crocodile’.
Sally Balfour has performed throughout Australia, wowing audiences at the National Folk Festival, and becoming a regular performer at the Top Half Folk Festivals (both in Darwin and Alice Springs). She loves the unique festivals in the NT and has played at the Darwin Festival, Desert Harmony Festival, Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival, Wide Open Spaces Festival, and The Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival.