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Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent return to Sheldon

Reknown bluegrass musicians Dailey & Vincent play live at 7 p.m. Saturday April 19 at the Sheldon Theatre

From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as musical powerhouse.

The internationally known bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent returns for a must-see performance 7 p.m. Saturday April 19 at the Sheldon Theatre.   

The concoction of their powerful vocal blends, four award-winning studio albums and heavy touring schedules have gained the two attention from bluegrass, country and gospel critics and fans alike.

They return with their full band to the Sheldon after entertaining a few years ago.

“Last time they were here, many patrons told us they were the best group they had seen here at the Sheldon and that we needed to bring them back,” Sheldon Executive Director Sean Dowse said. “They are one of the best American bluegrass bands out there.”

The duo hase been recognized as three-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year, three-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, a two-time Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner.

The band has also become a perennial favorite on the touring and festival circuit — playing over 115 shows per year to sold-out crowds in the United States and developed a strong international following.

“They really liked playing here,” Dowse adds of their last Sheldon concert, adding the two said the venue was so hospitable, so intimate and they felt very one with the audience they were playing to.

“The Sheldon is one of those places where the artists feed audiences and audiences feed artists,” he said. 

Young but seasoned veterans of bluegrass, traditional country and gospel groups themselves, Dailey and Vincent have built on the experience and knowledge gained from working with respectable bluegrass artists in the industry to forge their own distinct career path.

Vincent began his career onstage at age 2 with his family band, the Sally Mountain Show, and has been singing with sister Rhonda for most of his life. He has credits with dozens of artists including Dolly Parton, Nora Jones, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Vince Gill and John Hartford.

Dailey also comes from a musical family. His father, guitarist J.B. Dailey, was a founding member of the Four J's, a regional gospel quartet. At age 3 Dailey was singing and by the time he was 9 he was learning to play bass and guitar. Within a few years, he added banjo to his repertoire.

Later, he became the lead vocalist and guitarist for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver for 10 years. His voice can also be heard on recordings by Ricky Skaggs, Russell Moore and Parton.

The duo’s two most recent albums, “Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers” and “The Gospel Side of Dailey and Vincent,” both garnered Grammy nominations.

To check out their harmonies and official music video, check out the website

Tickets are $30 adults, $19.50 students. Limited seating is available and reservations are strongly recommended. For more information contact the Sheldon Theatre at 651-388-8700 or visit

If you go …

What: Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent and band

When: 7 p.m. Saturday April 19

Where: Sheldon Theatre, 443 W. Third St.

Cost: $30 adults, $19.50 students

More info: 651-388-8700 or 800-899-5759, or

Stacy Bengs-Silverberg

Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.

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