Benefit concert helps Amos Garrett rebuild High River home

Two benefit concerts in Calgary this weekend are aiming to help Albertan musician Amos Garrett rebuild his flood-damaged High River home.

Organizers hope to raise roughly $20,000

Two benefit concerts held in Calgary this weekend aimed to help Albertan musician Amos Garrett rebuild his flood-damaged High River home.

The 71-year-old musician's home suffered heavy damage in June's flood. Now, organizers are hoping to raise roughly $20,000 to help with repair costs.

"We took a lot of damage to the house — some of it is insured, some of it's not," said Garrett. "My wife lost her job because the building she worked in was destroyed in the flood. That's about 40 per cent of our income."

The concert, named the Amos Garrett Flood Relief Benefit All Star Jam & Dance Party, took place October 11 and 12 at Bowness Community Hall.

The two-time Juno winner performed along with Tim Williams, Steve Pineo and Kelly Jay, among others.

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