Teenage talent shines at Soundshell Showdown

Centre stage: Ky Valley saxophonist Ewan Walsh made his stage debut at the Showdown at the Soundshell event on Sunday at Girgarre. He was one of 19 acts, aged 12 to 18, involved in the competition, which had $1500 in prize money.

When it comes to being organised, or organising others, Lisa Smith has not fallen far from the tree — the now Melbourne-based daughter of Girgarre community icon Jan Smith inspired by her country upbringing to stage the inaugural Showdown at the Soundshell talent quest.

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