Friday, 24 August 2007

Bluegrass ambassador for Germany

The Bluegrass Blog reports that Jamie Dailey, lead singer and guitar player with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver since 1998, has just begun a twelve-day trip to Germany as temporary US ambassador and chairman of the delegation for the ACG (American Council on Germany).

The delegation will discuss, with the heads of state of Germany and other EU countries, issues including the nuclear programme in Iran, 2007 elections in Turkey, and the rise of China to superpower status. The trip begins in Munich and ends in Berlin at a gala dinner where Ambassador Dailey will perform, solo with guitar, three songs for the gathered heads of state.

Jamie's own songs have been recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, and in 2008 he will begin touring with his new band, the Dailey Vincent Band. The Bluegrass Blog adds: 'Jamie has asked that the bluegrass community remember him in their prayers for these next twelve days as he travels and attempts to make a difference in this world.'