Singer and musician Dale Jett and Hello Stranger take the stage at Northeast State on Aug. 10 in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts, located on the College’s main campus in Blountville, adjacent to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
The performance of Jett and Hello Stranger wraps up the College’s “Hot Nights, Cool Music” summer concert series. The show is free and open to the public. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Jett is a third generation member of the legendary Carter Family and a native of Southwest Virginia. The son of Janette Carter, the grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter, Jett’s roots have been heavily steeped within the heart of his family’s musical heritage. He helped emcee and Hello Stranger performed at the Carter Family Fold for many years.
Growing up within the Carter Family, Jett 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. His performances and recordings encompass a unique combination of traditional songs blended with a mix of others that extend the boundaries of conventional country.