Somewhere around here I have a campaign style button with the slogan you see above on it. I acquired this simple button, which carries a strong message, in Nashville at the IBMA back in October. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent made an appearance and began their united careers using several simple techniques to capture fan attention. Those who don’t know the backgrounds of these formidable musicians can research that themselves; try a Google search. Think Vincent, the Sally Mountain Show, Rhonda; think of the “Doyle Lawson” effect, impeccable harmonies, discipline, honesty, hard work, talent, perhaps even genius.
We attended Larry and Lisa Efaw’s Winterfest bluegrass show Friday and Saturday and saw a lot of good music, including the fourth show of the new Dailey & Vincent band tour. Add Jeff Parker (the Lonesome River Band, Renfro Valley); Adam Haynes (James King, Continental Divide); and relative newcomer Joe Dean to the mix and these guys have something going. We’d heard some of the music on Sirius, but the impact of their performances themselves was profound. Still, to me, the best of their show was the tunes Darrin and Jamie did by themselves, with just guitar and mandolin. These guys know music, and they can sing and perform. Get ready, get set, see them soon. Get the CD. Hear a sample here.