Originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas, Vines now makes his home in Nashville, TN. He played in rock outfit the Bandoliers for nearly 5 years prior to launching his solo project. Vines’ five track recording is produced by Eddie Spear (the Delta Saints, Dave Cobb), and features studio greats Leroy Powell, Chris Powell, and Brian Allen. The songs call for empathy, compassion, and greater understanding between people. “If you try to really hear someone out and not condemn a viewpoint before giving your opinion, that always works a little better,” he explains. We can only hope that Vines empathetic message is heard out, and paves the way for many more meaningful conversations.