Brothers of the Highway

Brothers of the Highway

by Dailey & Vincent Dailey & Vincent


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Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent were much in demand bluegrass session players who worked with the likes of Ricky Skaggs and Doyle Lawson before venturing out as a duo, modeling themselves on classic genre duos the Louvins, the Delmores, and the Monroes, floating out high lonesome harmonies over crisp, professional playing. They were already very good when the pairing started, and they're arguably even better now, and this set, which the duo self-produced and which appears on Rounder Records, is full of all the things they do well, blending wonderful vocal harmonies with bright, nuanced playing, and while it's certainly bluegrass grounded in a full awareness of that genre's storied past, it also edges at times into a kind of delightfully graceful kind of folk-country, particularly on songs like the Vince Gill-penned "Hills of Caroline" and the beautiful "Where You've Been," which Kathy Mattea had a radio hit with a while back. All of this gives Brothers of the Highway a nice balance between high-flying bluegrass romps like the opener, "Steel Drivin' Man" (not the traditional tune but an original written by Dailey), reverential covers like the wonderful version here of the Louvin Brothers' ballad "When I Stop Dreaming," and original songs ("Back to Jackson County" -- another Dailey song), with everything adding up to a fine album full of graceful depth.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2013
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661914124
catalogNumber: 1166191412
Rank: 94022


  1. Steel Drivin' Man
  2. Close By
  3. When I Stop Dreaming
  4. Back to Jackson County
  5. Brothers of the Highway
  6. Tomorrow I'll Be Gone
  7. Hills of Caroline
  8. Big River
  9. Howdy Neighbor Howdy
  10. Won't It Be Wonderful
  11. Back to Hancock County
  12. Where've You Been

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dailey & Vincent   Primary Artist
Mike Compton   Mandolin
Scott Vestal   Banjo
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Darrin Vincent   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Harmony
Jimmy Fortune   Harmony
Bryan Sutton   Guitar,Soloist,Archguitar
Joe Dean   Banjo
Christian Davis   Harmony
Jeff Parker   Mandolin,Harmony
Jamie Dailey   Guitar,Vocals,Harmony
Andy Leftwich   Fiddle,Mandolin,Mandocello
B.J. Cherryholmes   Fiddle
Jessie Baker   Banjo,Guitar
Molly Cherryholmes   Fiddle
Johnny Beller   Dobro

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
Ricky Skaggs   Liner Notes
Don Henry   Composer
Louvin Brothers   Composer
George Strait   Composer
Wilma Lee Cooper   Composer
Jon Vezner   Composer
David Davidson   String Ensemble
Vince Gill   Composer
Pete Goble   Composer
Anthony LaMarchina   String Ensemble
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
Porter Wagoner   Composer
Kristin Wilkinson   String Arrangements,String Ensemble
Leroy Drumm   Composer
Darrin Vincent   Producer
Kim Williams   Composer
Doug Johnson   Composer
Mildred Johnson   Composer
David Angel   String Ensemble
Jamie Dailey   Composer,Producer
Pine Mountain Railroad   Composer
Michael Latterell   Engineer
Cody Shuler   Composer
Nicole Witt   Composer
Randy Pitts   Liner Notes
James C. Morris   Composer
Robert Van Winkle   Composer

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