Tickets are still available for Daily & Vincent’s Sept. 11 show at the Hoover Public Library. Photos courtesy of Dailey & Vincent.
Hoover has spoken. It wants to see Dailey & Vincent’s combination of veteran vocals, stimulating string instruments and pure soul. And then it wants to see them again.
Darrin Vincent, half of the Dailey & Vincent duo, said Thursday and Friday shows at the Hoover Public Library sold out within minutes, and a Wednesday, Sept. 11 show was added at the last moment. As of press time, tickets were still available for the third show, which begins at 8 p.m.
This is the first performance in 22 seasons of The Library Theatre that has added an additional show, according to Matina Johnson, library theatre coordinator.
Johnson said that this Dailey & Vincent’s show was the second show this season to sell out.
The library has been trying to book the group for quite some time now, especially with many patrons requesting the duo.
“Bluegrass is always popular,” Johnson said. “They were chosen as our season opener.”
Vincent and Jamie Dailey started making music together in late 2007. With a special knack for harmony, Dailey & Vincent’s mix of bluegrass, traditional country and gospel have earned them two Grammy nominations, 13 awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and 23 awards from The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America.
Vincent said the band has never duplicated a show. When they arrive in Hoover, they will choose secular and gospel songs from their various albums, possibly including “Home” by Phillip Phillips, which they recently added to their performance list to appeal to younger fans.
“We’ve drawn a lot of bands to our shows from Alabama; It strikes a chord with them,” said Vincent, who won five Grammys while playing with Ricky Skaggs in the Kentucky Thunder band.
Fans are also able to shout out song requests or post them to the duo’s Facebook page, and the band will honor those requests.
Dailey & Vincent’s most recent album for Rounder Records, Brothers of the Highway, was released in May. It quickly rose to number two on the U.S. Bluegrass music charts and number 40 on the U.S. Country music charts.
The two musicians’ success in the music industry since an early age.
Since the age of two Vincent performed onstage with his family band, The Sally Mountain Show.
Dailey, the former lead vocalist and guitarist for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, also derived from a musical family. His father, J.B. Dailey, was a founding member of The Four J’s, a regional gospel quartet. By age 3, Dailey was singing, and by 9, he was learning to play bass and guitar.
After their short visit in Hoover, fans can keep up with Dailey & Vincent through its hour-long monthly radio show, The Dailey & Vincent Radio Show, broadcast on wsonline.com.
Currently the show is spotlighting specific time periods in the Vincent and Dailey’s career, and will feature stories, songs and a few surprises on Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29 and Dec. 27.
Tickets for the Hoover Public Library are $25 and available for purchase at thelibrarytheatre.com, by calling 444-7888 or at the box office. Discounts are available for military personnel, students and seniors.
For more, visit daileyandvincent.bombplates.com.