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, the 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. They have also performed at festivals,
concerts, colleges, workshops, private gatherings, etc. around the country and in Canada. For booking or other info. please
see Contact page.