Tom Mindte & Mason Via
June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$12 – $15
Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM
Mindte is a seasoned, flexible vocalist with enviable mastery of the mandolin and a repertoire that ranges across a multitude of musical genres. Via is a new exciting voice on the scene, combining his Southern musical heritage with a rage for exploring new musical creations and fluid finger work on the guitar. The match-up is nothing short of fine. Supporting Via and Mindte throughout is Ben Somerville on bass.
Mindte and Via trade off on lead and harmony singing, each of them equally able to growl out a low line or wail a high tenor. Even though theirs is a recent link, they sing together like they’ve always done that. Such is their shared timing that you can almost see their voices meeting in midair with no space in between. On every number they offer guitar and mandolin breaks that can be soothing, closely matching the material, or surprising and even a little scary when they break free of all restraint for a few manic bars.