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Amasa Hines to perform free concert at AETN

Posted: July 16, 2014 - 6:43pm
Amasa Hines, a seven-piece band from Little Rock, will perform a free concert in the Arkansas Educational Television Network studios at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, for an upcoming episode of "AETN Presents: On the Front Row." SUBMITTED PHOTO
Amasa Hines, a seven-piece band from Little Rock, will perform a free concert in the Arkansas Educational Television Network studios at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, for an upcoming episode of "AETN Presents: On the Front Row." SUBMITTED PHOTO

Amasa Hines will perform a free concert in the Arkansas Educational Television Network studios at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, for an upcoming episode of “AETN Presents: On the Front Row.”

The public is invited to attend the free concert, which will be taped for broadcast in November. Anyone interested in being part of the audience is asked to arrive at the studio by 6:30 p.m. AETN is located at 350 South Donaghey Ave.

Amasa Hines, a seven-piece band formed in 2010, released their debut album, “All the World There Is,” in January. Members include: Joshua Asante, vocals and guitar; Judson Spillyards, guitar; Joshua Spillyards, drums; Ryan Hitt, bass; Norman Williamson, saxophone; Stephen Colby, saxophone; and Matt Rice, keyboards.

Hailing from Little Rock, Ark., the band’s style encompasses soul, afro-beat, psychedelic, blues, dub and indie rock. Self-described influences include John Coltrane, My Morning Jacket and The Electric Company, as well as “love, loss, spirituality, [and] answering the phone on off days.”

Named one of the “12 Arkansas Bands You Should Be Listening to Now” by Paste Magazine and one of the “10 Southern Rock Bands to Listen to Now” by Southern Living Magazine, Amasa Hines boasts pounding beats, soaring vocals, sultry sax work and magnificently understated guitar interplay.

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