Bluegrass Today had the opportunity over the weekend to attend a local performance of Dailey & Vincent, here in Southwest Virginia. What an outstanding show! The vocals where superb, as expected. The material was a combination of cuts from their various CDs, with the newest Cracker Barrel exclusive, Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers, well represented, along with a few crowd favorites and bluegrass standards.
The band sounded great. The guys showed off their multi-instrumental skills by swapping instruments at various times. The brother duet stuff was excellent. More than once, as the show progressed, Joe Dean and Jesse Stockman treated the audience to a banjo/fiddle duet. And Christian Davis demonstrated quite a vocal range, singing some incredible bass on the quartet numbers, but also managing to surprise the audience by hitting the high part once on Daddy Sang Bass, Momma Sang Tenor.
The show was as entertaining as any show I’ve seen. Jeff Parker has found his rhythm. I think he must have earned close to $15 that night working the room. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to catch the show. You’ll laugh till you cry.
The awards this band has won in the last few years are clearly deserved and it’s exciting to see a group this good, and this young. We’re looking forward to many years of great music from Dailey & Vincent.
Here are a few photos we snapped at the show.