Vince Mira

By the time teen twanger Vince Mira is of legal voting age, he will have recorded with the son of a country legend, collaborated with a member of Pearl Jam, toured the country’s major festival circuit and headlined at venues most artists hope to play after spending years building up their careers. With a face as young as his voice’s soul is old, Vince Mira’s genuine nature and mature stage presence aid in walking the precarious tight rope that is his own novelty. And though his music may be retro, Mira seems to be thinking of the future and a later career when he is no longer the “kid who sounds like Johnny Cash.” Smart moves like his collaboration with Stone Gossard on a Hank Williams tribute and his continued study of musical history (which has led to him to his current obsession with the catalog of Bob Dylan) suggest that is as it should be at 17, his musical process is still one of interesting evolution. Photo courtesy Bruce Dugdale. 'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR

Wed., Nov. 25, 7 & 10 p.m., 2009

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