Dale Jett & Hello Stranger; Johnny & Jeannette Williams


The Celtic Hall on Main Street

100 W. Main Street, Christiansburg VA

Crooked Road Concerts


7:00 PM

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 internationally beloved music repertoire associated with his family. As a performer, Dale is especially gifted in the much admired ability to connect with audiences. The ensemble Hello Stranger--which features Dale on vocals and guitar, his wife Teresa on bass, and Oscar Harris on autoharp, guitar, mandolin, and vocals—is wonderfully adept at authentic interpretations of the music of the Original Carter Family.

Dale and Oscar have been musical partners and friends for over twenty years. Teresa joined them a few years back, and the three have been playing and recording together as Hello Stranger ever since. The Carter Family influence is strongly evident in their sets, as these three musicians movingly present the unbroken circle of music in which Dale grew up. Hello Stranger's repertoire also features songs they have composed as well as 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, Irish Arts Council of New York City, and many other venues and events across the nation and in Canada. Dale Jett and Hello Stranger 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.