Hancher to present Dailey & Vincent at Englert

Hancher to present Dailey & Vincent at Englert

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Feb. 16 performance stars hottest band in bluegrass
Dailey & Vincent
Jamie Dailey (left) and Darrin Vincent have lighted up the bluegrass world since 2008. (Photo courtesy of Dailey & Vincent)

In 2008, Dailey & Vincent burst onto the bluegrass scene in a big way. The group took home seven awards at that year’s International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including “Album of the Year” and “Entertainer of Year”—the latter of which the band has now collected multiple times.

The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present the six-piece band on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Englert Theatre.

The band is made up of top-tier musicians—or “pickers” in the music’s parlance. Jamie Dailey plays guitar and bass and sings lead and harmony vocals. Darrin Vincent performs on mandolin, bass, and guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals. The band also includes fiddler BJ Cherryholmes of the well-known bluegrass band Cherryholmes. The ensemble is rounded out by Christian Davis (guitar, bass vocals), Jessie Baker (banjo), and Jeff Parker (mandolin, guitar, harmony vocals).

The band’s sound is firmly grounded in the traditions of bluegrass music, but the group is also committed to moving the music forward. The band’s busy touring schedule has won a loyal fan base, as have performances at the Grand Ole Opry, on A Prairie Home Companion, and at MerleFest.

The performance by Dailey & Vincent is supported by the Hancher Partners and gifts to Hancher Circle through the UI Foundation.

How to get tickets

Tickets for Dailey & Vincent are $35 and $30 for nonstudents; $31.50 and $10 for college students; $31.50 and $27 for senior citizens; and $17.50 and $10 for youth. Tickets are available from the Hancher Box Office, located on the first floor of the south end of the Old Capitol Mall near the parking ramp. The Hancher Box Office is open for phone (319-335-1160 or 800-HANCHER) or walk-up business from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Tickets may be ordered online at www.hancher.uiowa.edu. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale one hour before show time at the Englert Theatre.


Rob Cline, Hancher, 319-335-3827
Steve Parrott, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0037


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