Dailey & Vincent won nearly every conceivable award from IBMA in 2008. They have a new CD due in March, and their tour schedule is the envy of most every other bluegrass act.
Now, they have dipped their toes into the instructional video market with a new release from Homespun. Bluegrass and Gospel Duet Singing is a 75 minute DVD released yesterday (1/5/09) that features Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent performing, discussing and analyzing how they sing together.
By The Mark, Can You Hear Me Now, More Than a Name On a Wall, I Hope You Have Learned, Music of the Mountains, Rock of Ages, Selfish Heart, Waves of Sorrow and Don’t You Call My Name are all covered, while Homespun founder Happy Traum interviews the guys throughout.
The DVD sells for $29.95, and a brief video preview can be seen on the Homespun site.
Mark has developed a unique banjo style which he calls clawgrass, combining the traditional frailing and drop thumb styles with “roll” patterns more commonly associated with bluegrass banjo.
He teaches a number of tunes, Cherokee Shuffle, Cold Frosty Morning, Angeline the Baker and Heartbroken among them, demonstrating the techniques he has developed.
This DVD runs to 105 minutes and sells for $29.95 with a tab booklet. A video sample is also available online.