2016 – 2017 Concerts & Events

Dale Jett & Hello Stranger
June 3, 2017
Dale Jett & Hello Stranger

 

Time & Place
Saturday, June 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
4552 Princess Anne Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Admission
General Admission$28
Military, Senior (60), or Student (w/ID)$25
TFAM Member$20
Child 10-17 w/adult$10
Child under 10 w/adultfree

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.

Opening: Little Doors
Opening: Little Doors

 

Little Doors is a musical trio specializing in vocal renditions of popular songs from the mid-twentieth century with emphasis on Great American Songbook.

The mid-twentieth century was a great era for the popular song. The golden age of movie musicals brought us classics like “Over the Rainbow” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” At the same time, the sophisticated jazzy tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and many more captivated listeners. A few years later, great artists like Etta James, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder brought us one gem of a song after another, each one woven into the fabric of the lives of all who lived through those dynamic times.

Little Doors is a musical group that wanders through this seemingly endless canon of great songs, gathering tunes like shells on the beach and taking them home to enjoy again and again. Simply presented with vocals, guitar and upright bass, these songs take the listener to a place in their past ; a place of nostalgia evoking forgotten joys or heartaches, sometimes with a fresh appreciation that comes from having been away from an old friend for too long.

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This project is supported in part by
The Virginia Commission for the Arts and
The National Endowment for the Arts.