The Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at Indiana University Southeast, Southern Indiana’s center for the performing and visual arts, will present the Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent in concert on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the RIchard K. Stem Concert Hall in the Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany. Tickets are $28 for adults, $10 for students, and are available at the Ogle Center ticket office or by calling (812) 941-2526.
Dailey and Vincent is one of the top Bluegrass bands in America. From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. The concoction of their fantastically powerful vocal blends, four award-winning studio albums, and heavy touring schedules has gained them well-deserved attention from bluegrass, country, and gospel critics and fans alike.
The group has been recognized as three-time IBMA Entertainer of The Year, three-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, two-time Grammy nominee, and Dove Award winners. Equally at home with material from any of the aforementioned genres, Jamie and Darrin continue to expand on the possibilities of what kinds of music can become “Dailey and Vincent” music.
They’ve also become a perennial favorite on the touring and festival circuit: they play over 115 shows per year to sold out crowds in the United States and have developed a strong international following.
Young but seasoned veterans of bluegrass, traditional country, and gospel groups themselves, Dailey and Vincent have built on the experience and knowledge gained from working with Doyle Lawson (Dailey) and John Hartford and Ricky Skaggs (Vincent) to forge their own distinct career path. Darrin Vincent began his career onstage at age two with his family band, The Sally Mountain Show (and has been singing with his sister Rhonda for most of his life). Jamie Dailey also comes from a musical family: his father, guitarist J.B. Dailey, was a founding member of The Four J’s, a regional gospel quartet. Jamie started singing when he was just three years old. By the time he was nine, he was learning to play bass and guitar, and within a few years, he added banjo to his repertoire.
The duo’s two most recent albums, Dailey and Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers and The Gospel Side of Dailey and Vincent, both garnered Grammy nominations, but each had a very specific focus. With Brothers Of The Highway, Dailey and Vincent made a conscious attempt to take stock of their careers so far, a sort of look “Back To The Future,” heeding the admonition of their friend and mentor Ricky Skaggs, who advised them “you can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.”
In the world of acoustic traditional music, “sibling harmony” is special. It’s no accident that the best harmonies in bluegrass have been by siblings: the Monroe Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, the Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse, and Dailey and Vincent’s contemporaries the Gibson Brothers. Although Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent aren’t related by blood, the instinctive vocal blend they have achieved rivals that of any singing siblings: it’s no accident that they titled an earlier album Brothers From Different Mothers, and with Brothers Of The Highway, the ties they’ve forged grow ever stronger.