By Sheena Barnett/NEMS Daily Journal
For Dailey & Vincent, performing in Fulton this weekend will be like coming home. Darrin Vincent and Jamie Dailey have performed at the Itawamba Community College’s bluegrass gospel benefit for Regional Rehab for several years, either together or separately.
“I’ve played that date about seven times,” Dailey said.
It’s just a few out of hundreds for the duo, though.
Since their first collaboration in 2003, Dailey & Vincent have recorded a few records and played hundreds of shows.
Things are mighty rosy for the pair.
“We’ve been touring around nationwide. We’ve been blessed with tour dates,” Vincent said.
Two of us
Dailey & Vincent’s bluegrass includes a bit of country and old-time, and, of course, gospel.
A versatile sound equals a versatile band, too.
“We do quartets, trios, duos, instrumentals, folk, old country songs, gospel songs, bluegrass songs,” Dailey said of their live show. “We like to take people on a roller coaster ride. There’s a time when it’s serious, but for the most part we make sure that it’s energetic.”
Dailey said he loves being out on the road, but Vincent said he loves recording in a studio.
“I really respect and enjoy meeting the fans, and the interaction, but I really enjoy creating in the studio,” Vincent said.
It’s that give-and-take that make their musical partnership work so well, Vincent said.
“I think we complement each other well. We look at this business kind of like a marriage. Where he’s weak, I’m strong, and where I’m weak, he’s strong,” he said. “We just really balance each other out.”
Their faith is what ties them together.
“We’re both believers in Jesus Christ, and that really helps out a lot. We both see eye-to-eye on that, and when you’ve got that in your vision and in your heart, it works,” Vincent said.
The duo invites music fans to check out their set at the benefit show.
“We’re gonna have a really good time, and it’s family-friendly. They can bring their grandmother or their grandchildren,” Dailey said.
Vincent said the line-up – which includes his sister, Rhonda – is stellar.
“They can’t go wrong with all the variety of acts,” he said. “Lay your burdens down and have a blast.”
ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BENEFIT FOR REGIONAL REHAB CENTER
– Who: Dailey & Vincent, Rhonda Vincent, Paul Williams & the Victory Trio, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Good Shepherd
– When: 4 p.m. Saturday
– Where: Davis Event Center,ICC Campus, Fulton
– Cost: $20/reserved seating,$15/general admission. $5 more for each at the door.
– Info: (662) 862-8272
– Extra: A buffet meal will be available from 2-2:30 p.m. at the Physical Education Gym. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/children under 12 and must be purchased in advance.