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Bluegrass ‘rock stars’ to play at the Alhambra

Critically acclaimed musicians Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, whose style combines country, gospel and bluegrass, will perform Friday, March 26 at the Alhambra Theatre as part of the Pennyroyal Arts Council’s Live at the Alhambra series.

Described by Country Music Television as “rock stars of bluegrass,” Dailey and Vincent have performed on the Grand Ole Opry and at Carnegie Hall and Ryman Auditorium. They will have two shows with limited seating, at 6 and 8:30 p.m., at the Alhambra. Tickets are $50. The arts council will also have a $20 livestreamed option.

“The duo is riding a wave of critical acclaim for their … release, ‘Patriots and Poets,’ as well as their nationally broadcasted weekly TV series, ‘The Dailey & Vincent Show,’ on RFD-TV,” arts council spokeswoman Beck Green said in a news release. “Backed by one of the best bands on tour today and generally regarded among the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music, Dailey & Vincent’s sound is a concoction of traditional country, gospel, and bluegrass blended together by the fantastically instinctive vocal blends of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies.”

Arts Council executive director Margaret Prim added, “We are slowly reopening the theatre and bringing live music back to our community.”

New live-streaming equipment allows the theatre to “bring the stage to you by offering different ticketing options,” she said.

The Alhambra’s seating capacity is 650; the arts council will limit in-person tickets to 180 patrons for each show with assigned seating for social distancing.

Tickets will be sold online only, and ticket-holders must wear a mask to enter the theater, according to the news release.

Among numerous awards, Dailey is a four-time Vocalist of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association, and Vincent is the recipient of five Grammy Awards. Both have performed with numerous legendary musicians, including Dolly Parton, Ricky Scaggs, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Nora Jones and Earl Scruggs.


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