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Justin Hines


Though Justin Hines grew up singing in church, he discovered his love of music at a very unlikely place: a basketball game in his hometown.
At 14-years-old, Mr Hines won a vocal competition to sing the National Anthem at the game. As he sang, his world opened up before him.
Mr. Hines has thrived all his life against odds that would daunt someone with a less indomitable spirit.  He has Larsen Syndrome, a joint dislocation condition for which he uses a wheelchair.  

Mr. Hines, who performed at both the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics, admits his condition has provided challenges. However, he primarily sees the good it has brought him and the inspiration he can provide others.  That optimism permeates through his three albums, including his American debut, “Days to Recall.”

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/3/2012: Justin Hines

VSA presents the folk-pop Canadian singer-songwriter who has performed his music all over the world, including at the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics.

Justin Hines