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Band pens songs in ‘Glory Journal’

Shane Hines of the band Shane Hines and the Trance will be performing at 8 p.m. at the House of Blues, to promote his band’s new album, The Glory Journal.

Laced with elements of British rock, The Glory Journal is an album that finds its way inside listeners’ heads and stays there.

Hines has been inspired to play music since a young age.

‘My mom had The Beatles’ Rubber Soul album, and that did it for me,’ Hines said.

Hines said his favorite music is music he connects to and that’s what he wants to do with his music.

‘I don’t have a specific message in mind when writing – like when (the music) hits (people) at the right time in their life,’ Hines said.

On The Glory Journal, Hines’ favorite song is ‘What a Beautiful Day.’

‘It communicates,’ Hines said. ‘It’s like when you have something to say and it’s the half-decent way to say it.’

Shane Hines and the Trance comprises Hines and Brian Keating. The two met while Hines was promoting his own work in North Carolina.

For a time, Hines was a solo act, but then later added The Trance.

‘It is so hard coming up with a band name that is decent,’ Hines said. ‘We kept my name for recognition.’

Hines and Keating have worked with artists such as Lori McKenna, Toby Lightman and Pete Wallace.

‘I write the songs; Brian will work on the arrangements with me. I only co-write for other people,’ Hines said.

Hines said that the best part is being able to play his music.

‘I get bored so easily, so this is never boring ‘hellip; I just want to make a living writing songs and being able to play. Anything else is icing on the cake,’ Hines said.

Indie powerhouse Corey Smith will be headlining the show.

‘They are great musically and (we are) thankful for the opportunity (to perform with them),’ Hines said.

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