Justin Hines to play benefit for Mountain Housing Opportunities & WNC Group Homes

Here’s the message via the Mountain Housing Opportunities email newsletter:

Tickets are still available for Monday’s concert!!! Singer/Songwriter Justin Hines brings his Vehicle of Change Tour to Asheville benefiting MHO and WNC Group Homes. Justin is donating all concert proceeds and his performance fees to both organizations. Proceeds for MHO will go to the Emergency Home Repair Program and proceeds for WNC Group Homes will help pay for autistic children to attend summer camp.

The concert is this Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center, at 7pm. Tickets are $20 adults & $10 children. All ticketing will be done online. You can purchase tickets online by going to: http://ashevillejustinhines.eventbrite.com/

Justin Hines, a rising star in the Canadian folk-pop scene, has dedicated his life and music to benefiting charities around the world. His personal story reminds us that we are unified in our fervor to overcome the struggles of life. His generosity and ability to give back are awe-inspiring.

What’s especially remarkable about Hines’s charitable efforts is that he has accomplished them while battling a rare genetic joint condition he’s had since birth called Larsen’s Syndrome, a disease that dislocates the joints and confines him to a wheelchair. “Most people assume there are challenges to being a performer in a wheelchair and indeed there are some, but when an audience sees you climb on stage via a giant metal ramp, you kind of have their attention,” he said. It is through music that Hines is able to inspire others to have the same resilience.

Justin has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and has also performed on PBS.

“The Vehicle of Change Tour will be a very meaningful adventure and one that will connect us with so many wonderful people along the way,” says Hines.

His latest album “How We Fly,” released in the U.S. June 25th, is the follow-up to his 2011 U.S. debut “Days To Recall.” “How We Fly” features awe-inspiring songs that are not only representational of his profound songwriting, but are also the music of a generation that refuses to be divided by race, language and geographical barriers–from Africa to America. A stunning amalgamation of pop, country, folk and rock, Hines’s music is introspective and heartfelt, his story, touching and inspirational.

“I feel like everybody’s kind of given me the foundation to metaphorically fly,” Hines said. “The making of it truly was a very sort of beautifully challenging thing.

About Jake Frankel
Jake Frankel is an award-winning journalist who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, from politics and government to business, education and entertainment.

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