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Album Review: Dailey & Vincent - Brothers of the Highway

Posted by Texasbanjo on Friday, March 28, 2014

Click for Large VersionOnce again, Daily & Vincent have produced another great CD.  Every song on this project is great.  The vocal harmonies are fantastic and the musicianship is superb.  I’ve played this CD over and over and just can’t get enough of it. 

Daily & Vincent’s beautiful harmony has garnered them 13 IBMA awards over the last six years. On this new bluegrass album, they take a compelling step forward with original songs and tunes by The Louvin Brothers, George Strait, Vince Gill, Bill Monroe, and others.

The songs on this album are:   

“Steel Driving Man” opens the CD and is a fast moving song about the railroad.  Listen to the banjo and fiddle breaks, they are wonderful. The song was written by Jamie Daily. 

“Close By” is a song written by Bill Monroe.  Listen to the fabulous fiddle and mandolin breaks.

“When I Stop Dreaming” is a Louvin Brothers song and the vocal harmony here is outstanding.

“Back to Jackson County” was written by Daily and is a song about Daily’s childhood.  It  quickly became a favorite of mine.

“Brothers of the Highway” is a song about truck drivers and their life on the road.  Excellent banjo break on this one.

“Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone” was written by Wilma Lee Cooper and recorded by Bill Monroe in 1959.

“Hills of Caroline” is a sad, moody song by Vince Gill.

“Big River” is a waltz, has a good beat and check out the breaks in the song – shows off the band members musicianship. 

“Howdy Neighbor Howdy” is a feel good song and one I know everyone will love.  It also has a couple of excellent banjo and fiddle breaks.

“Won’t It Be Wonderful There” is the gospel song on the album and the 4 part harmony is so beautiful that you’ll want to listen to it over and over.

“Back To Hancock County” is a song about how life used to be.

“Where’ve You Been” is a sad but sweet love song.  Most songs don’t get to me, but this one did, it’s definitely a tear jerker, but beautifully done.

7 comments on “Album Review: Dailey & Vincent - Brothers of the Highway”

retiredpostaldude Says:
Saturday, February 1, 2014 @6:32:02 AM

I have heard all the tracks on XM Bluegrass Junction ...all are very good. Without a doubt my favorite is the title cut ! They are an excellent band....... when a person hears them play ...... it will get your blood moving ! Great post

Texasbanjo Says:
Saturday, February 1, 2014 @8:12:58 AM

Thanks for the nice comment. Vincent & Daily are one of my favorites.

retiredpostaldude Says:
Saturday, February 1, 2014 @11:03:33 AM

Yes, they are one my favorites also....when Jessie Baker plays the banjo at that top speed ... I only wish I could. Since I was not sure what Stelling Masterpiece looked like.... I found a advertisement for on "Elderly Instruments" ... WOW ... no wonder why you wouldn't trade it. Now when you use to teach ... were you teaching banjo lessons ... or something other than that ? The reason I ask ... I have never had an actual teacher ....but learned from the net ,CDs,and books ( for dummies). I guess I knew my goals ... I did not want to play in a band, or cut a CD.... just play on the back porch with the dog.. When he gets up to go in the house ... it is time to quit for that day.

Texasbanjo Says:
Saturday, February 1, 2014 @12:44:31 PM

My Masterpiece isn't like the one on Elderly. The wood on mine is blond and with all the gold everywhere, she is a Beauty.
Yes, I used to teach banjo and, although I'm retired due to arthritis, still teach some, with the understanding to students that I
don't play like I used to.

retiredpostaldude Says:
Sunday, February 2, 2014 @6:45:40 AM

Well, I can certainly understand that. Thank you for your time ... and I may have playing question for you someday.... I'm always willing to learn and practice. I enjoyed the conversation .... and to think it was all because of Daily and Vincent ! That's great.

From Greylock to Bean Blossom Says:
Saturday, March 29, 2014 @8:10:06 AM

Great review Sherry. Well done.

Texasbanjo Says:
Saturday, March 29, 2014 @10:05:55 AM

Thank you very much.

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