What: Dale Jett & Hello Stranger
When: Saturday, May 17 at 8:00pm
Where: 329 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Va
Tickets: $10 (in advance) | $12 (at the door)
The music of the legendary Carter family lives on. Dale Jett with Teresa Jett and Oscar Harris provide the closest link possible to the music of the original Carter family as they continue the unbroken circle of music that has influenced them. Their concerts are a true Appalachian Americana experience that has been enjoyed by audiences across the country and in Canada. The Saturday, May 17 performance will start at 8:00 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro.
Singer and musician, Dale Jett is a native of Southwest Virginia. He is a third generation member of the legendary Carter Family. The son of Janette Carter and grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter, his roots have been heavily steeped within the heart of his family’s musical heritage. Growing up within the Carter Family, Dale has been influenced by many musicians and styles of music.
He began playing guitar in his late teens when Elizabeth Cotten taught him his first chords – left handed, upside down. Later, he added his own style of Autoharp playing to his repertoire. But, it is ultimately his voice that arrests you. It is powerful and compelling, yet at the same time, delicate and haunting.
Like his grandfather, Dale is a “collector” of songs. His dedication to the preservation of traditional music, the love of Carter Family songs, and his admiration of other songwriters are evident in his performances. His performances and recordings encompass a unique combination of traditional songs blended with a mix of others that extend the boundaries of conventional country. Whether playing an original tune, or that of others, “Hello Stranger’s” music will ring true to the soul.
Dale helped emcee and the trio performed at the Carter Family Fold for many years. Their group, “Hello Stranger”, features Dale as he carries on the Carter Family tradition. Teresa Jett plays bass, and Oscar Harris plays guitar, mandolin and autoharp. They have appeared on Mountain Stage, The Marty Stuart Show, The Grand Ol Opry, and other TV and radio shows.
This performance is supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Advance tickets for Dale Jett and Hello Stranger are $10 and are available online at www.wtagateway.com or by calling the box office (540-943-9999). Remaining tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the performance for $12. Doors will open at 7:30 pm. The May 17 performance will start at 8:00 pm at WTA’s Gateway at 329 W. Main St. downtown Waynesboro, VA.