Blundell to share time with Cook
AFTER a hard start to the year with floods devastating many communities, country music singer James Blundell is hoping to spread some cheer when he performs at the Mutdapilly Music Muster in March.
The Queensland Times-sponsored event will include a classic car show and Variety talent search, along with rides and additional performances from Australian Idol contestant Kate Cook, Queensland pub hero Tuffy and popular band the Smokin Crawdads.
Mr Blundell said he was looking forward to performing again alongside Cook, with the pair crossing musical paths on a number of occasions.
“Kate is the real deal,” Mr Blundell said.
“She is such a cowgirl and such an energetic performer. I like seeing her get loose on stage.”
The 46-year-old will be performing songs from his 11th studio album Woolshed Creek, which was released this month.
Tickets are on sale now for the event, which will be held in the Scenic Rim west of Ipswich on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.
This year, Variety, the children’s charity, is at the helm of organising the event, with proceeds supporting disadvantaged and special needs kids who were affected by the floods in the south-east corridor.
Variety Queensland CEO Les Riley said there was a special reason to come and enjoy the country carnival atmosphere.
“As a result of the floods in Queensland there is an urgent need to support kids whose families have lost their homes, precious belongings, and in some cases for children with disabilities, their life-dependent equipment such as wheelchairs and other mobility equipment,” Mr Riley said.
In the past year, Variety Queensland has been able to have a positive effect on the lives of more than 50,000 children in need.
With the assistance of generous supporters, they have provided equipment and services to families across Queensland to the value of more than $2.5 million.
For more information, visit www.mutdapillymuster.com.au