The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee 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 and other than the Ryman the highlights obviously were Dailey & VIncent’s harmonies but the amazing mandolin playing off Jeff Carter, banjo 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 playing 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 there Statler Brothers influence with amazing harmonies on, “Don’t Wait On Me,” “Working Blues,” and an incredible riff a thon with “Bluegrass Melody.” 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 and 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 solo’s brought the crowd to it’s feet once again.
Dailey & Vincent closed their over 2 hour set with a heart wrenching, “Until The 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.