Newspaper article The Canadian Press

James Taylor to Give Alberta Concert Proceeds to Fort McMurray Community

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

James Taylor to Give Alberta Concert Proceeds to Fort McMurray Community

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James Taylor to donate Alberta show proceeds

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HAMILTON - James Taylor is leaning on his music to help Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees.

The "Carolina in My Mind" singer has made two Alberta concerts next month into benefits that will raise money for the wildfire rescue efforts.

He says proceeds from tickets to his shows in Calgary on June 7 and Edmonton on June 8 will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.

"To turn those couple of shows into benefits is just too good an opportunity to pass up," Taylor said in a phone interview from his tour bus.

"It's a major national catastrophe and it's just impossible to ignore it."

Taylor says the idea came from conversations with his Canadian manager Sam Feldman on Friday, as he rolled into Ottawa for the first of a 15-concert tour of Canadian cities over the next month. …

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