Mitch Vinet is a guitarist, songwriter and composer exploring genres ranging from jazz to bluegrass. The catalyst that spurred him to begin playing guitar came at a young age after being inspired by his inebriated uncles’ campfire jam sessions at family get-togethers, and the communal power of music is still a driving force behind his playing and writing.
In the mid 2000’s in Victoria B.C., Mitch formed the 4-piece indie rock band Oh Snap! which went on to release an EP, and a full-length album titled “Flap Harder” that was met with praise from the local media. Oh Snap! received radio airplay as the Band Of The Month on a local station, and the band completed a tour of Western Canada before deciding to call it quits. Soon after the band’s split, he began focusing on a solo project called Tall Cans, which features a revolving cast of supporting musicians playing his original songs. Mitch’s original music tends to lean toward a folk-rock and blues sound, similar to that of The Band, JJ Cale, and Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Soon after the incarnation of Tall Cans, he decided to further develop his musical skills and knowledge by enrolling in the Contemporary Music and Technology program at Selkirk College in Nelson B.C., where he majored in Composition under the tutelage of Don MacDonald.
With his time at Selkirk College complete, Mitch is now recording an EP of original Tall Cans music and will be touring in support of its release. Along the way he has opened shows for B.C. folk gems Fish & Bird, Miss Quincy, James Lamb, and he is the tour companion for the queens of the north, Twin Peaks. Keep an eye out for him at a campfire near you.