Dailey & Vincent plan Opry debut
Monday, December 17, 2007
– Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent will make their Grand Ole Opry debut on Dec. 29 at the Ryman Auditorium. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent have performed on the Opry several times before - Jamie as lead vocalist for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Darrin as a member of Ricky Skaggs's Kentucky Thunder band - but on December 29 they will make their Opry debut as a duo, performing songs from their self-titled debut out Jan. 29, 2008 on Rounder.
"What a wonderful Christmas present for us!" said Vincent. "It's always an honor and a humbling experience playing on the Opry, and to have this performance launch our career as a duo really makes it special."
Dailey & Vincent will begin their first concert tour on Jan. 5, 2008, at the New Year's Bluegrass Festival in Jekyll Island, Ga. It was at the same festival in 1999 that Dailey began his 9-year tenure with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Before performing together publicly, Dailey & Vincent had already booked more than 100 dates for 2008.
Taking to the road with them are Jeff Parker on mandolin; Joe Dean on banjo, guitar and mandolin; and Adam Haynes on fiddle.
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