Dailey & Vincent release set for January
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
– New duo Dailey & Vincent are set to release their self-titled debut Jan. 29, 2008 on Rounder. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent produced the 12-song set featuring traditional bluegrass, country and gospel sounds.
Among the songs on the album are the David Rawlings/Gillian Welch gospel number "By the Mark," "My Savior Walks With Me Today," written by Dailey and former employer Doyle Lawson and "Music of the Mountains," written by Ronnie Bowman, Bob Minner and David Dunkley.
Three songs on the album reflect the influence of the Statler Brothers, particularly tenor Jimmy Fortune. "More Than a Name on a Wall," written by Fortune and John Rimel, was a hit for The Statlers in 1989. Dailey & Vincent performed the song with Fortune last week at the opening ceremony prior to the reading of all the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Dailey & Vincent also tapped Fortune's song catalog by recording "I Believe." The album closes with "Place on Calvary," a gospel song written by Langdon Reid that features quartet singing. The Statlers recorded the song in 2002 and performed it during their farewell concert.
Dailey previously was with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver as lead vocalist for nine years. Vincent played with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Dolly Parton, and sister Rhonda Vincent. As harmony vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder band for 10 years, Vincent earned five Grammy Awards and eight IBMA Awards for Instrumental Group of the Year. He also earned three Grammy nominations for co-producing Rhonda Vincent's "One Step Ahead," "Ragin' Live" and "All American Bluegrass Girl." Other production credits include Susie Luchsinger's Dove Award-nominated "Count It All Joy," The Cherryholmes's "Bluegrass Vagabonds" and Hunter Berry's "Wow Baby."
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