If Bill Monroe is the father of bluegrass music, then Dailey & Vincent and their fine group are all his grandchildren.
Guitarist and vocalist Jamie Dailey in partnership with upright bassist-vocalist Darrin Vincent have made a big splash on the national bluegrass scene since they hooked up together in Nashville just a few years ago. The boys have racked up a ton of awards and released three CDs to critical acclaim.
Paying their dues and honing their craft – Dailey as a member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Vincent as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ Kentucky Thunder – these two veteran Nashville cats have combined their road-tested talents to form a bluegrass super-group under their own names. They even got Cracker Barrel to sponsor their current tour and their latest CD tribute to the Statler Brothers.
No question about it, that honor goes to Dailey & Vincent, who will be making their Nippertown concert debut at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 8pm on Friday.
At the International Bluegrass Music Association’s awards show in Nashville in September, the dynamic duo of Jaime Dailey and Darrin Vincent walked off with three of the top trophies – Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year and – for the third consecutive year – Entertainers of the Year. Not bad for a new act who released their debut album just a couple of years ago.
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