Singing from the Heart by Dailey & Vincent on Apple Music

12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

In a nervy move, rising bluegrass stars Dailey & Vincent put aside their instruments to make an a cappella gospel-quartet album. Happily, Singing from the Heart is a triumph from start to finish, celebrating old-time American hymnody with inspired vigor and artistic flair. Dailey & Vincent enlist a stellar cast of singers to complete their vocal ensemble, with tenor Molly Skaggs (daughter of Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White) and baritone Doyle Lawson (of Quicksilver fame) turning in especially dynamic performances. The purity of the vocal blending is nearly impeccable, as is the selection of material. Gospel tunes from a number of traditions are included, with lesser-known offerings like “Moses Smote the Water” mixed in with enduring favorites like “Amazing Grace” and “Farther Along.” Even the time-honored “Rock of Ages” gains a new vibrancy through a five-part vocal rendition. Especially uplifting are the kinetic treatments given upbeat numbers like “Don’t You Want to Go to Heaven” and “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

In a nervy move, rising bluegrass stars Dailey & Vincent put aside their instruments to make an a cappella gospel-quartet album. Happily, Singing from the Heart is a triumph from start to finish, celebrating old-time American hymnody with inspired vigor and artistic flair. Dailey & Vincent enlist a stellar cast of singers to complete their vocal ensemble, with tenor Molly Skaggs (daughter of Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White) and baritone Doyle Lawson (of Quicksilver fame) turning in especially dynamic performances. The purity of the vocal blending is nearly impeccable, as is the selection of material. Gospel tunes from a number of traditions are included, with lesser-known offerings like “Moses Smote the Water” mixed in with enduring favorites like “Amazing Grace” and “Farther Along.” Even the time-honored “Rock of Ages” gains a new vibrancy through a five-part vocal rendition. Especially uplifting are the kinetic treatments given upbeat numbers like “Don’t You Want to Go to Heaven” and “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.”

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About Dailey & Vincent

A 21st century bluegrass duo, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent both had long careers in bluegrass before they officially joined forces, Dailey as the guitarist and lead singer for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver while Vincent played for years in Ricky Skaggs' band Kentucky Thunder (plus his older sister just happened to be bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent). Dailey and Vincent first met in 2001, and quickly discovered that their voices meshed magically, much like the rare blend of voices that legendary brother duos like the Louvin Brothers possessed. Signing with Rounder Records, the pair released the eponymous Dailey & Vincent in 2008 on the label, and the album immediately put them on the top of the bluegrass heap, winning multiple International Bluegrass Music Association awards that same year. Two more albums appeared from Rounder in 2009, Brothers from Different Mothers in March and Singing from the Heart in October. Two themed collections, Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers and The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent, were issued in 2010 and 2012, respectively, through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and distributed through Rounder Records. The well-balanced and impressive Brothers of the Highway, released on Rounder Records, appeared in the spring of 2013. ~ Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Nashville, TN

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