Friday, October 6, 2017
New member of the world famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., and multi-awarded group Dailey & Vincent will bring their full band and energetic live performance to the Har-Ber High School Performing Arts Center in Springdale at 7 p.m. Saturday. The bluegrass/country group has had a busy year with their induction into the First Family of Country Music in March, as well as their newest album “Patriots and Poets” releasing that same month, plus a radio show, a television show (returning with new episodes next year) and their annual American music festival Landfest seeing another successful run just last month. Darrin Vincent took a few minutes from their busy schedule to answer these questions for What’s Up in advance of their show.
Dailey & Vincent
WHEN — 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE — Har-Ber High School Performing Arts Center, Springdale
COST — $25-$35.
CDs and meet-and-greet available for additional $15.
Q. How is “Patriots and Poets” different from or maybe expands on some of your previous albums together?
A. This album here is all original songs, so that’s where it’s different, and we’ve kind of branched out with a little more Americana on this record, but we’ve kept the roots. It’s got a variety — from traditional bluegrass to contemporary bluegrass, to a cappella gospel, country music — just all kinds of music.
Q. Of course you guys have fans everywhere and you travel all over the country, but when you’re down here in the South, is it a little bit different response from the audience than maybe other regions in the country?
A. Yeah, different places have different reactions to things. In the South, it seems like they’re more receptive to and love to hear the gospel music we do, especially the a cappella gospel. And then in the Northeast and West, they enjoy the more contemporary songs we play. So we try to switch it up and give our audiences in those areas what they want and ask for and what they enjoy listening to.
Q. The style of music you play can often have some stereotypes attached to it. What are some things you feel like people may not fully understand about this music, or might make judgments about that aren’t totally true?
A. I’m glad you said that. A lot of people think it’s just singing from your nose and the musicianship is just straw and corncobs, and that’s just not the case. It’s very thought out; we’ve got extremely skilled musicians, singers, just wonderful band players. It’s very technical and really a craft and I think some people discount that because it’s under the “bluegrass” banner.
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