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Dale Jett & Hello Stranger On Mountain Stage

Dale Jett.
Dale Jett.

Dale Jett & Hello Stranger kick off a special Mountain Stage performance in Bristol, Tenn., the historic border town on the Tennessee/Virginia line where The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and many others made their first recordings in 1927.

The son of Janette Carter — and the grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter — Jett has spent his musical life preserving the music of the Bristol Sessions. He begins his set with the haunting A.P. Carter song "Rye Cove," which tells the story of a deadly Virginia tornado outbreak in 1929. Oscar Harris plays mandolin and autoharp and sings backing vocals alongside bassist and singer Teresa Jett.

SET LIST

  • "Rye Cove"
  • "When I Go"
  • "Blind Marie"
  • "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone"
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