Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wear Black: Feb 26 CD Release Party for Pike Place Market Street Performer at the Triple Door

If you haven’t discovered 15 year-old Vince Mira from Federal Way yet, I don’t want to ruin the delicious surprise. Vince has been on the Ellen Show and Good Morning America and his appearances are on frequent rotation on our desktops. Watch him on Ellen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hHJTZVS-xQ

One of seven kids (that’s one more than Margo and my family boasts), Vince’s voice changed and he started singing and playing guitar as a street performer at the Pike Place Market. And talk about poise: this kid gave a great interview on The End Friday night. I was floored by his ease, and loved the contrast of his sweet speaking voice and amazing baritone. He sang half of “Walk the Line” in Spanish. Here’s the talented kid’s MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/vincemira

Vince is releasing his first album next Tuesday entitled “Cash Cabin Sessions”. To launch it, there are two shows in Seattle, one at 7pm and another at 9:30 where Vince will perform. The Triple Door is such a swank venue. It’s certain to be a sparkly, fun night: http://www.tripledoor.com/event.aspx?eid=2958&venue=mainstage

Quick facts:

-Vince just finished recording on a Hank Williams tribute CD with Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam).

-His CD was recorded by Johnny Cash’s son, John, at the Cash Cabin (built originally by Johnny just outside Nashville).

-Vince’s manager, local club owner Chris Snell, had a custom rhinestone-studded shirt made for Vince by Manuel Cuevas who originally created stage costumes and wardrobes for such greats as Elvis, Mick and of course Johnny.