The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has recognized Dailey & Vincent as Entertainers of the Year for three consecutive years! Their 2010 IBMA accolades included recognition in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Album of the Year for their latest album, "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers." Both Dailey and Vincent have been bluegrass musicians throughout their careers, and they never depart from that core sensibility in their music. But, like the earliest icons, they also push the envelope. From their tribute album to the Statler Brothers to their a cappella gospel "CD Singing from the Heart," Dailey & Vincent seamlessly blend traditional and contemporary bluegrass traditions in their toe-tapping, crowd pleasing performances.
Dailey & Vincent is: Jamie Dailey (guitar, bass, lead and harmony vocals), Darrin Vincent (mandolin, bass, guitar, lead and harmony vocals), Christian Davis (bass vocals, guitar), Joe Dean, Jr. (banjo, guitar, bass vocals), Jeff Parker (mandolin, guitar, harmony vocals), Jesse Stockman (fiddle).
Dailey and Vincent met at the 2001 IBMA's annual convention. Dailey had just come off stage after performing with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Skaggs and Vincent slipped backstage to compliment him on his singing. After that encounter, Vincent invited Dailey to sing on a record he was producing for his sister, Rhonda Vincent.
Soon after, they recorded a Christmas song with Dolly Parton, and they recorded "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" as a duet for the compilation CD, "Christmas Grass Vol. 2 2004." Fans of the song started asking for more, and Dailey and Vincent began talking about starting a band and doing duets.
Once they decided to walk away from the steady salaries they were drawing from their jobs as sidemen (Dailey was with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver;
They'd also set about assembling a strong band, and in their three years together, they've grown tighter and continued to shine. Following their debut at the end of 2007, they won an unprecedented seven IBMA awards in 2008, and with the latest round of awards making them three-time Entertainer of the Year, they are definitely a band to watch. Don't miss your opportunity to hear them perform live in Raleigh's intimate Fletcher Theater! Call PineCone's box office 919-664-8302, or order your tickets online. You'll be glad you did!
To learn more and to find out about other upcoming concerts and events presented by PineCone, visit http://www.pinecone.org.
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PineCone—the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is a private, nonprofit, charitable membership organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting traditional music, dance and other folk performing arts.