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Dale Jett, a native of Scott County, Virginia, is a third generation member of the legendary Carter Family. The son of Janette Carter and the grandson of A. P. and Sara Carter, Dale grew up steeped in the beloved music repertoire associated with his family. As a performer, Dale deeply connects with the audience. The ensemble Hello Stranger--which features Dale on vocals and guitar, his wife Teresa on bass, and long-time friend Oscar Harris on autoharp, guitar, mandolin, and vocals.
The Carter Family influence is strongly evident in their sets and their repertoire also features songs they have composed and an eclectic mixture of songs by other songwriters, resulting in a true Appalachian Americana experience. Hello Stranger has performed at the Carter Family Fold, Barter Theatre, Mountain Stage, the California Autoharp Gathering, the Smithsonian, The Marty Stuart Show, The Grand Ole Opry, and across the nation and Canada. They have recorded several albums, including “Going Down the Valley” (2010) and “When the Sun Comes Out Again: Songs of the Civil War” (2012). Additionally, Dale recorded the album “The Carter Family III” (2010) with his cousin John Carter Cash.
Talented bluegrass vocalist Jeanette Williams was born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia. She grew up singing at a young age and began her professional career by singing country music, then switched to bluegrass and joined the band called Clearwater, which included her future husband Johnny Williams. During this period, she earned a number of awards, including four Female Vocalist of the Year awards from SPBGMA. In 1994, she released her debut solo album, Dreams Do Come True, on the Flyin' Cloud label. By 1996, Clearwater was renamed Jeanette Williams and Clearwater. That same year, she recorded a second album with her husband, titled Johnny and Jeanette Williams. The group released a Clearwater album, Blue Ridge Mountain Sun. Jeanette and Johnny both won the Chris Austin Songwriter Contest for bluegrass at Merlefest and in 1999, Jeanette released another solo album, Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime. By this time, Jeanette's powerful vocals were the central focus of Clearwater, and the band was renamed the Jeanette Williams Band. In 2011, after a five-year stint with the Big Country Bluegrass Band, Johnny rejoined his wife's band, and Johnny & Jeanette Williams continue to move audiences with their unique and heartfelt bluegrass sound.
The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, News 5 WCYB, Blue Ridge Outdoors, The Roanoke Times, Virginia Living, Bluegrass Today, Oxford American, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Classic Country 98.1, Davenport & Co, Guest Services, WDBJ , Market Connections, SWVA, WVTF, Mountain Escapes, Recreation News, Union Bank & Trust, Dominion, Virginia State Parks, CGI, Francis Marion Hotel, David & Judie Reemsnyder, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Southwest Times, 93.5 WAXM, 90.7 WHC, Bank of Marion, Bolling Wilson Hotel, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Inn at Wise, Karen Sorber, Mountain Lake Lodge, Abingdon Rotary Club, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, SWCC Educational Foundation. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at email@example.com or by calling 276-492-2409.