The Cutting Room Presents:
Justin Hines feat. Special Guest Sierra Noble
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Justin Hines feat. Special Guest Sierra Noble
Singer/Songwriter Justin Hines Launches Vehicle of Change Tour; Partners With The American Red Cross – Benefiting Greater New York Region Performance @ The Cutting Room, NYC June 29, 2013
Tickets: $15 adv/$20 door
“Our work is not possible without the generosity of the public and we are truly honored that Justin is lending his talents to our cause. Justin’s story is inspirational and serves as a reminder that we all can make a difference.”
Josh Lockwood, CEO (American Red Cross Greater NY Region)
(New York, NY) Justin Hines, a rising star in the Canadian folk-pop scene, has teamed up with the American Red Cross for a benefit concert as part of his Vehicle of Change tour – which makes one of its first U.S stops in NYC on June 29th. 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 is awe-inspiring.
“Whether it’s a hurricane like Sandy, or a single-family home fire, the American Red Cross provides shelter, comfort and hope to thousands every single day,” said Josh Lockwood, CEO of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region. “Our work is not possible without the generosity of the public and we are truly honored that Justin is lending his talents to our cause. Justin’s story is inspirational and serves as a reminder that we all can make a difference.”
Hines’s partnership with the American Red Cross is one of his many charity endeavors. Over the years, he has helped raise millions of dollars for charities internationally. This singer-songwriter has made a career out of using his talents and personal triumphs, to raise funds for children in need around the globe. He has repelled down a 33 story building in a wheelchair in San Diego for local charity, and his personal campaign, the "Say What You Will" initiative, is in support of renovating schools in South Africa where 22,000 children have been recipients.
What’s especially remarkable about Hines’s charitable efforts is that he has accomplished them while battling a rare genetic joint condition he 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.
"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. "A great example of this will be our show in New York City to benefit the American Red Cross. Over the years, the Red Cross has contributed to countless amount of lives of and we're honored to once again team up with them on this journey for change."
In Hines’s forthcoming album How We Fly, he reminds us that we are unified in our fervor to overcome the struggles of life. The album 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 kind of 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.
Check out Justin's amazing story: http://ala044.wix.com/howwefly#!paulaamato/cs30
Justin was also recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning. View: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7392060n
Here's what they are saying about Justin Hines:
"This wonderful artist is an inspiration to all of us." People (South Africa)
"Justin Hines is on top of the world" CBS Sunday Morning
"A Star is Born" Toronto Sun
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.
$15 Advanced - $20 Day of Show
Tickets Available at the Door