New York, NY -- As bluegrass superstars Dailey & Vincent close the book on a stellar year, they look to 2014 with great anticipation. The duo just received their third Grammy nomination: their acclaimed 2013 release, Brothers of the Highway, has been nominated in the Best Bluegrass Album category.
Dailey & Vincent are delighted to announce that they will make their New York City debut on June 8, 2014 at the world famous Carnegie Hall. The concert will be presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York. Jonathan Griffith, DCINY’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor said, “Great music crosses all borders, and DCINY is thrilled to expand its offerings with this exciting collaboration with the well-known and high caliber bluegrass band, Dailey & Vincent.”
They will be joined by a 200 person choir for a performance of The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett, a thrilling work combining the solemnity of a classical choir-based Mass with the exhilarating, distinctly American sound of banjo, mandolin, and fiddle.
Dailey & Vincent will also perform a set of their own material from across their vast repertoire. Watch the video for “Steel Drivin’ Man,” off Brothers of the Highway
Jamie Dailey said, “As an artist, I’ve had many dreams, and several have come true. When we received the call asking if we would play Carnegie Hall, I was overwhelmed with emotion and excitement at the prospect of performing on the same stage as so many of the world’s most prestigious artists. Unbelievable!”
Darrin Vincent adds, “Pinch me! I’ve been in awe, like a kid with a new bicycle ever since we got the invitation to play Carnegie Hall. I was honored to perform there alongside Ricky Skaggs in 2005 when The Grand Ole Opry’s 80th Anniversary Celebration was recorded at Carnegie Hall. This will be even more special, as I’ll get to perform with my duo partner Jamie Dailey and our band. Although this is different from anything we’ve ever performed, we’re very excited, and thankful for this opportunity to be among the few Bluegrass acts to ever perform at this iconic hall.”
The duo, dubbed the “rock stars of bluegrass” by CMT, has become a perennial favorite on the touring and festival circuit, playing over 115 shows each year. They have received many honors, including two Grammy nominations; three consecutive IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, respectively; three Dove Awards, and 26 SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) Awards.
In addition to Jamie Dailey (vocals and guitar) and Darrin Vincent (vocals and bass), Dailey & Vincent’s peerless lineup includes the outstanding mandolin playing and lead and harmony vocals of Jeff Parker, the remarkable talents of banjo player Jessie Baker, fiddler B.J. Cherryholmes, and bass singer extraordinaire Christian Davis.
Founded by Iris Derke (General Director) and Jonathan Griffith (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor) Distinguished Concerts International is driven by passion, innovative vision, a total belief in its artists, and unwavering commitment to bringing forth unforgettable audience experiences. DCINY is a creative producing entity with unmatched integrity that is a talent incubator, a star-maker, and a presenter of broadly accessible,world-class musical entertainment.