Christian Davis joins Dailey & Vincent
Yesterday, bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent announced that Christian Davis would be joining their group as second guitarist and bass vocalist. [EDIT, 2/21/13. Broken link removed.]
It’s quite a change for Davis. Not only is it a different genre (though their fairly high ratio of Southern Gospel cover songs helps ease the transition)—it will also be his first time, at least since hitting the Southern Gospel circuit, to be playing an instrument on stage. Despite knowing him for several years and even doing a feature interview with him a little over a year ago, I still had no idea that he played guitar (though, as that interview indicated, he does play trumpet.)
Even more so than for Davis, it will be quite the change for Dailey & Vincent in particular, and bluegrass music in general. From my limited exposure to the genre, it seems they are not accustomed to bass singing as low and as resonant as Davis’s. So his voice, while excellent in our genre, will really stand out in theirs.