Brothers from Different Mothers

Brothers from Different Mothers

by Dailey & VincentDailey & Vincent


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As the album title informs you, Dailey & Vincent are not brothers, but they have that country brother harmony thing down pat. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent both possess high, clear tenor voices, and the timbre of their harmonies blends perfectly, becoming something greater than the sum of its parts. Their first eponymous album stayed at the top of the bluegrass charts for almost a year, and Brothers from Different Mothers is even stronger, with their band's blazing instrumental backup providing a strong counterpoint to their soul-stirring vocals. Dailey & Vincent are traditionalists, but they're not afraid of trying new things. "On the Other Side" features a classical string quartet, something new for bluegrass, to give emotional depth to Jimmy Fortune's song about the death of a parent. The strings give the song a slight folk-pop feel, but the vocals are pure country/bluegrass, with lead harmonies guaranteed to bring a tear. The Statler Brothers seem like an unlikely influence on a bluegrass band, but the duo covers "Years Ago," an arch country tune about a guy sitting in the back of a church while his sweetheart marries another man. Joe Dean, Jr. adds to the Statler feel with his bass vocals on the harmonies. Dailey's jazzy chiming lead guitar enhances the tune's jaunty air. "There Is You" is another Statler tune highlighted by the fiddling of Adam Haynes and Dailey & Vincent's syncopated call-and-response vocals. The Statlers' Harold Reid adds his bass vocal to "Head Hung Down," the string buster that kicks off the album. Haynes rips it up on fiddle and Reid's bass vocal give just the right comedic touch to the song's finale. It's the first time he's ever sung on a non-Statler project, a measure of the respect the legends have for Dailey & Vincent. Other standouts include an achingly poignant cover of Roger Miller's "You Oughta Be Here with Me" and the gospel tunes "When I've Traveled My Last Mile," "When I Reach That Home Up There," and the jubilant "Oh Ye Must Be Born Again."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2009
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661061729
catalogNumber: 610617
Rank: 21657

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dailey & Vincent   Primary Artist
David Angell   Violin
Ron Block   Banjo
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Bob Mater   Percussion
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Darrin Vincent   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Tim Crouch   Fiddle
Bryan Sutton   Guitar
Jeff Parker   Mandolin,Vocals
Jamie Dailey   Guitar,Vocals
Andy Leftwich   Mandolin
Joe Dean   Banjo,Bass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Darrin Vincent   Producer,Track Notes
Gillian Welch   Composer
Jimmy Fortune   Composer
Harold Reid   Composer
David Rawlings   Composer
Steve Chandler   Engineer
Jamie Dailey   Producer,Track Notes
Ron Spears   Composer
Kevin Denney   Composer
Henry J. Donohue   Composer
Karen Byrd   Publicity
Michael Latterell   Engineer
Donald Reid   Composer
Fred Bartenstein   Liner Notes

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