He’s seen fire and he’s seen rain, and now acclaimed singer-songwriter James Taylor is seeing fit to donate the proceeds of two upcoming concerts in Alberta to the Canadian Red Cross, on order to support those who’ve been affected by the devastating Fort McMurray wildfires.
“I can’t imagine what they’re going through,” Taylor said backstage after his concert in Ottawa on Friday, reports “The National Post”;.
Revealing that he’s always had a love of Canada, Taylor said that turning the upcoming June 7 and June 8 shows (in Edmonton and Calgary, respectively) into benefit concerts seemed like the right thing to do.
During the Ottawa show last night, in fact, Taylor dedicated his classic “Fire and Rain”; to victims of the Fort McMurray fires. “I’m thinking of the people displaced by fire tonight,” he told the crowd.