Updated Wed, May 14, 2014 2:51 pm
This Friday, Stuart’s Opera House will host bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, currently touring in support of their 2013 release Brothers on the Highway.
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 duo were recognized three times as IBMA Entertainer and Vocal Group of the Year, and are two-time Grammy nominees and Dove Award winners.
The band has 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, 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, added banjo to his repertoire.
The duo’s two earlier albums, Dailey & 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 & 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."
Friday's show begins at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit www.stuartsoperahouse.org.