Smart bets: Vio/Miré

“You Will be Spending Time Outdoors, In the Mountains, Near Water” is the unwieldy but (after recent #avlsnomg episodes) very welcome title of the newest offering by Providence, R.I.-based chamber-folk act Vio/Miré. The project is that of sometimes soloist, sometimes bandleader Brendan Glasson, who shrinks and grows his lineup as needed to support his sweetly melancholic and orchestral songs. Though Glasson seems to be a man of few written words, he did post this evocative line last summer: “We’ll be given a cabin to live [at Hewnoaks Artist Colony] in the woods on Kezar Lake, which we will wire up as a recording studio and use to make some new songs and soundscapes.” Vio/Miré performs at The Mothlight on Thursday, March 5, at 9:30 p.m. Locals Holy Holy Vine share the bill — this will be one of the group’s last Asheville shows before relocating. The band has added a horn section and will make some new recordings available for the first time. Falcon Mitts also plays. $7. Photo courtesy of Vio/Miré

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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