Technique Workshops and Group Jam with Dailey & Vincent


Workshop participation is $40 for the public and $15 for museum members.

Dailey & Vincent and their band have received worldwide recognition for their bluegrass, country, and gospel music recordings and live performances. Founded in 2008, the group has earned three Grammy nominations, four Dove awards, fourteen IBMA awards, and one Emmy nomination. Dailey & Vincent became members of the Grand Ole Opry on March 11, 2017. This special program will feature members of the group leading workshops in banjo, bass, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Intermediate to advanced players may sign up for one workshop, to get tips, lessons, and feedback from a member of the band. Following the workshops, the band and participants will assemble for an open mic jam session in the museum’s Ford Theater. Beginners and non-musicians are welcome to observe the workshops and jam as part of museum admission. See also

Guitar Workshop: Jamie Dailey and Shaun Richardson
Before co-founding Dailey & Vincent, Jamie Dailey sang for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, with whom he won thirteen IBMA Awards. He has recorded with Dolly Parton, appeared on five Gaither Homecoming productions, and was a guest on Ricky Skaggs’s Grammy-winning album Brand New Strings. Shaun Richardson began playing music at four and was a multi-instrumentalist by age ten. He has been a member of the country group Cats and the Fiddler for the past thirteen years. In addition to performing with Dailey & Vincent, Richardson has played with Anita Cochran and Michael Martin Murphey. He has been a member of Dailey & Vincent since 2016.

Bass Workshop: Darrin Vincent
Darrin Vincent grew up playing with his family band, the Sally Mountain Show, along with his sister Rhonda Vincent. Before co-founding Dailey & Vincent, Darrin was a member of Ricky Skaggs’s band, Kentucky Thunder, for over a decade. He earned five Grammys and eight IBMA awards with the Skaggs group. Vincent has also performed with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Bruce Hornsby, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton, and Earl Scruggs.

Fiddle Workshop: Patrick McAvinue
Patrick McAvinue earned a degree in jazz performance from Towson University. An in-demand sideman, McAvinue is also a recording artist and music educator. He has played with Audie Blaylock & Redline, J.D. Crowe, Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, Paul Williams, and Marty Stuart, and is a founding member of Charm City Junction. He has been a member of Dailey & Vincent since 2016.

Banjo Workshop: Jessie Baker
Jessie Baker began his career as a touring musician when he was sixteen years old. Since then, he has played with numerous bands including Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, and Wildfire. In 2009, he became a member of Michael Cleveland’s band Flamekeeper, with whom he won three IBMA awards. He has been a member of Dailey & Vincent since 2012.

Mandolin Workshop: Jeff Parker
Jeff Parker has performed as a member of Kentucky-based Bluegrass Drifters, the Lonesome River Band, the Parker Brothers and is founder of the Wilderness Trail. He was a member of the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center staff band for 10 years, where he was named Best Harmony Singer and Best Instrumentalist. He has been a member of Dailey & Vincent since 2007.