Grammy-nominated bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent have excelled themselves on their upcoming sixth studio album. Brothers of the Highway was released on May 7th.
The standout track is “Back to Jackson County,” which makes me homesick even though I was nowhere near a holler.
The title track is an instant road music classic, and “Big River” prompted a commendation of my music tastes from the postman.
“Howdy Neighbor Howdy” and “Back to Hancock County” are the most bluegrassy fun I’ve had since Steve Martin and Noam Pikelny collaborated on “Cluck Old Hen.”
An obligatory gospel track, “Won’t it Be Wonderful Over There,” feels out of place between these two rollicking tunes.
The album closes poignantly with a cover of Kathy Mattea’s laudation of long-lasting love, “Where’ve You Been.”