Date: November 21, 2012
Reigning three-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainers of the Year, Dailey and Vincent are coming to the Howard Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. Their Christmas concert, “A Bluegrass Christmas,” includes original Dailey & Vincent music along with traditional Christmas carols such as Silver Bells, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Dailey and Vincent Christmas Medley of: The First Noel, Silent Night and Hark, The Herald Angels Sing.
Dailey & Vincent is the pairing of well-known bluegrass performers Jamie Dailey, former lead singer and guitarist for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; and Darrin Vincent, who was previously a guitar and mandolin player and harmony vocalist with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Completing Dailey & Vincent's lineup are Jeff Parker on mandolin, Joe Dean on banjo, guitar and mandolin, B.J. Cherryholmes on fiddle, and Christian Davis on bass vocals and guitar.
Dailey & Vincent have taken the bluegrass world by storm since they launched their career as a duo in 2007 and signed with Rounder Records. Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers CD earned the two their first Grammy nomination for “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” for their rendition of Elizabeth. The group took home seven trophies and several honors, including Bluegrass Band of the Year, Entertaining Group of the Year, and Album of the Year for Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers at the 37th Annual SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) Bluegrass Music Awards. Dailey & Vincent also received a GMA Dove Award Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for Singing From the Heart, an all a cappella collection of gospel songs. In 2008 Dailey & Vincent took home seven International Bluegrass Music Association awards, becoming the first act in the history of the awards to be named Entertainer of the Year and Emerging Artist in the same year.
Tickets are $25 for reserved seating, $10 for Andrews University students, $20 for Flex Series and $20 for Faculty and Staff. To order tickets, call the Howard Box Office at 888-467-6442 or go to iTickets.com.