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    2019 - 04.21

    Country musician Jason Carruthers has teed up more than 20 artists to perform in a flood relief concertThe communities of Maitland and Dungog mean a lot to Jason Carruthers.
    Nanjing Night Net

    He grew up in one and lives in another.

    So when the country music artist started hearing the stories of those affected by the recent storms, hedecided to do something about it.

    “This has affected so many people that I just couldn’t sit back and not do anything,” Carruthers, of Aberglasslyn, said.

    “This was a once in a lifetime flood, but it has devastated so many people.”

    Carruthers, 45, has garnered the interest of more than 20 artists to take centre stage for The Dungog Maitland Flood Relief Concert.

    “If we can all chip away and do something it will help someone,” he said.

    “There are people out there who have lost their livestock, others have lost kitchens, and some have lost their homes.

    “Really, our lives have been turned upside down, but I think everyone wants to help and this concert will be the place to come and do it.

    “But the concert is also about ­getting people together to celebrate the fact we can do something to help ­people.

    “We’re sad about it but we are also happy that we can do something about it.

    “There has been a lot of negativity, so this will be a positive thing and hopefully this will pick people up.”

    The flood relief concert at Maitland City Bowls Sports and Recreation Club is on May 24 from noon to 7pm.

    Tickets cost $10 at the door.

    Half of the money raised will come directly to the Dungog flood appeal organised through the Dungog Shire Community Centre.

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