With original banjo man Joe Dean taking his exit to pursue other interests, Dailey & Vincent have announced that Jessie Baker will henceforth be picking the five in their show.
Baker has made quite a name for himself in a relatively few years in the bluegrass world, having worked with Karl Shiflett, Wildfire, Michael Cleveland and Doyle Lawson by the time he was 21. He has a solo album, Yessir!, to his credit and has appeared on projects from Cleveland and Lawson as well.
Baker is understandably stoked about this new opportunity.
“I’ve been a big fan of everyone in the group ever since I started playing, and I’m really excited about getting out on the road and working with all of them!”
Jamie Dailey couldn’t let the announcement pass without a word of gratitude for Dean…
“We love Joe, and we’re thankful for the amazing job he’s done as a founding member of our band. His talent has been an integral part of what we’ve been able to achieve and experience over the last five years.”
…while Darrin Vincent offered a welcome to Jessie.
“Change is never easy for us, but we know in our hearts that Jessie will do a fantastic job for us, and we’re thrilled to welcome him into our Dailey & Vincent family.”
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