Title - 'Patriots and Poets'
Artist - Dailey & Vincent
For those not in the know, Dailey & Vincent is an American bluegrass and country music group composed of Jamie Dailey (guitar, bass, vocals), Darrin Vincent (mandolin, guitar, bass, vocals), Jeff Parker (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Patrick McAvinue (fiddle), Jessie Baker (banjo, guitar) , Aaron "Tex" McCune (guitar, bass vocals), and Shaun Richardson (guitar, mandolin, vocals).
Indeed, the multi-GRAMMY® nominees and three-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year were formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry March 11th, 2017 by Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show and Jeannie Seely. Furthermore, the duo had been invited to join the Opry by Marty Stuart during their 100th Opry appearance in December, which was an honor unto itself.
Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. The concoction of the fantastically instinctive vocal blends of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies has gained them well-deserved praise for their own distinctive style and worldwide recognition as American Music gold.
Shit, the boys have also garnered world-wide attention with their first national, top-rated television series, “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” on RFD TV and over 500 airings of their PBS special “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE - In Concert.” Their most recent CD, Dailey & Vincent ALIVE, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and remained at the top position for over 15 weeks.
1. 'Gimme All the Love You Got'
2. 'Beautiful Scars'
3. 'Baton Rouge'
4. 'Until We're Gone' (featuring Taranda Greene)
5. 'Bill and Ole Elijah'
6. 'Unsung Heroes'
7. 'Spring Hill'
8. 'God's Love' (featuring Doyle Lawson)
9. 'California' (featuring Steve Martin)
10. 'Here Comes the Flood' (featuring Dave Rawlings)
11. 'That Feel Good Music'
12. 'He's Been So Good to Me'
13. 'No Place Love Won't Go' (featuring Bela Fleck)
14. 'That's What We're Put Here To Do'
15. 'America, We Love You'
Now they have brought out one of their best albums to date, in my humble opinion, the highly emotional, highly impressive Patriots and Poets via BFD (distributed via RED). What makes this all-original, genre-crossing album one of their best is the way the boys still continue to have a solid backbone mix of traditional bluegrass and gospel music, but for this eighth album have wrung a few beat changes with more upbeat songs combined lovingly with some just perfect slow sing-along anthems.
The harmonies on these 15 tracks are simply stunning, truly. For my money, Jamie Dailey has one of the purest (and highest) high tenor voices in the business and Darrin Vincent's vocals offer the perfect blend needed to create some memorable vocals combined. Among the album's strongest cuts (although they really are all great) are 'Beautiful Scars', 'Unsung Heroes', 'God's Love' (featuring Doyle Larson), 'California' (which features a very special verse by comedic and bluegrass enthusiast, and actor Steve Martin!), 'He's Been Good To Me', and the album closer 'America We Love You'.