HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — James Taylor is using his music to help people evacuated from a huge wildfire in Canada.
The “Carolina in My Mind” singer has made two Alberta concerts next month into benefits. 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. He says it’s a major national catastrophe and just impossible to ignore.
Taylor says the idea came from conversations with his Canadian manager Sam Feldman as he arrived for a 15-concert tour of Canadian cities over the next month.
More than 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray have been displaced by the fires, which began last week. Taylor has frequently participated in fundraising events.
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