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Start of the Week Odds & Ends

April 23, 2012 By: Aaron Category: Dailey and Vincent, Dixie Melody Boys, Legacy Five, SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music

1. Legacy Five debuted their first ever concept video late last week. The song is “Ask Me Why,” arguably one of the finest songs the group has recorded, and the story behind the song is acted out very well in the video. One cool tidbit is that the lady that the song was written about is actually featured in the video. Check it out:

2. Dixie Melody Boys tenor Matt Felts has released a project highlighting hymns of the Civil War. The project, Angels On The Battlefield, will be carried by parks across America, and features a throwback style of music, as well as guest vocalists Johnny Minick, Aaron Minick, and Mike Allen. This website features clips and ordering information.

3. Dailey & Vincent have released an instructional video on quartet harmony. The video features the current vocal lineup of Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent, Jeff Parker, and Christian Davis, and can be purchased here.

Christian Davis Joins Dailey & Vincent

January 22, 2010 By: Aaron Category: Christian Davis, Dailey and Vincent, SG And Other Genres, SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music

Dailey & Vincent are proud to welcome the multi-talented Christian Davis on bass vocals and guitar. Davis will perform his first shows with the band this weekend: January 22 at the Shepherdsville Music Palace in Shepherdsville, KY; January 23 at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA; and January 24 at Appomattox High School in Appomattox, VA.

“Christian has such an incredibly warm and resonant voice,” says Darrin Vincent. “We’re thrilled that he’s decided to join us and excited about what he’ll add to our sound.”

Christian began to sing at age three, and throughout his childhood he learned to play various instruments. He began singing professionally in 1998 while attending Liberty University, as bass vocalist with The Sounds of Liberty, traveling to many churches and venues around the country. Later that year Dr. Jerry Falwell, with Christian’s persuasion, formed the Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet, which Christian began as the original bass singer. He has since sung with other quartets such as the Old Friends Quartet (while George Younce was ill), Christian Brothers Quartet and Mercy’s Mark. In addition to his music career, Christian served as the Assistant Director of Recruiting for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 2006. Christian and his wife, Sophia, are the proud parents of Shelby, Richard and Anneliese.

Rounding out Dailey & Vincent’s lineup are Jeff Parker on mandolin and vocals; Joe Dean, Jr. on banjo, guitar and vocals; and Jesse Stockman on fiddle.

For more information visit http://www.daileyvincent.com.

I never expected to see Christian Davis singing with a bluegrass group, so this is quite an interesting move! Davis will bring the group a unique dynamic; not many bluegrass groups have a bass that’s quite as deep or powerful as his voice is. Come to think of it, I can’t think of any bluegrass groups with a bass singer like that! bravesfan513 over at the SouthernGospelForums puts it best:

Christian will be playing “second guitar”, which I interpret to mean he’s just playing rhythm. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just interesting to see D&V hire someone really exclusively for bass vocals. They do a lot of gospel, as well as Statler Brothers stuff, so having a strong bass part is logical. Bluegrass doesn’t have a strong history with bass vocals…they’ve always been kind of secondary in the genre. In fact, Christian Davis might be the best bass singer in the history of bluegrass music.

If you don’t usually listen to bluegrass, this may be the group to listen to. They had a good sound before, but with these additions, they’ll be great.