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Flood recovery months provide inspiration

Troy Cassar-Daley.
Troy Cassar-Daley.

"WELL, they built the levy like none before,

To heal the scars of '74.

But just when we thought the day was won,

We stood back and watched the river run."

With lyrics like that it's clear last year's flood provided inspiration for Troy Cassar-Daley's eight studio album titled Home.

Like many Brisbane and Ipswich residents, the country music star suffered his share of flood misery when his Fernvale property was inundated with two metres of water.

During the months of recovery, Cassar-Daley said he was touched by the support of the community and penned some tunes about the experience.

"I didn't want the songs to sound like a summary of events," Cassar-Daley said. "I wanted to dig deeper and create healing songs for people as well."

With his album tour underway, the singer is set to perform next week at Ipswich, one of several destinations hit by rising river levels that he's visiting.

"I think the show in Ipswich will hold a special significance with fans as I share some memories of the flood through my music," Cassar-Daley said.

The album Home was released on March 2, and debuted on the official ARIA Country album chart at #1.

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Cassar-Daley is set to perform at Ipswich Civic Centre on April 26. To book visit www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au.

The Satellite has two copies of Home to give away. For your chance to win, send the word HOME with your address to satellite@qtcn.com.au.


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