Dailey & Vincent Thrill Standing Room Only Ryman Auditorium Crowd
The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., played host to a standing room only crowd for IBMA stalwarts and Grammy winners, Dailey & Vincent. The intimate feeling and otherworldly acoustics brought out a richness in classic bluegrass and rootsy songs. Other than the Ryman, the highlights obviously were Dailey & Vincent’s harmonies, but there was the amazing mandolin playing off Jeff Carter, banjo playing of Jesse Baker and the Cherryholmes contingent, Molly and BJ, on fiddle. Bluegrass, of course, lends itself to both mountain and gospel music. Harmonies are a must, stories are to be told, and the playing is like you only can imagine in your dreams. Songs new and old were featured. “On The Other Side, “ “Steel Drivin’ Man,” and “When I Stop Dreaming,” were definitely fan favourites.
As the second set started, Dailey & Vincent showed their Statler Brothers influence with amazing harmonies on “Don’t Wait On Me,” “Working Blues,” and an incredible riff-a-thon with “Bluegrass Melody.” There was a very touching moment when Jamie’s dad, JB Dailey made his Ryman debut with a searing “Old Speckled Bird.” JB was in such a zone and he walked out, brought the house down, then walked off and again brought the house down.
Of course, when playing the Ryman, there will be a special guest. Darrin Vincent’s old boss, the King of Bluegrass, Ricky Skaggs joined them for a few songs. Of which, “She Thinks I Turned Her Down,” turned a standard bluegrass song into an opus of roots-Americana. Soaring harmonies and note bending solos brought the crowd to its feet once again.
Dailey & Vincent closed their over-two-hour set with a heart wrenching “Until they Came Home,” a tribute to those that lost their lives fighting for our country.
One of our country’s treasures, the Ryman Auditorium, hosted a show that will resonate for the rest of 2014.
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