Home Craft Days planned in Virginia

Published 10:05 am Monday, October 9, 2017

Sigean, Dale Jett and Hello Stranger and the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band are featured in a free friday night concert to launch the 46th annual Home Craft Days, held on the campus of Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

The concert, sponsored by Pro-Art Association, will take place in MECC’s Goodloe Center beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20.

Sigean was formed in 1997 by four friends who shared a common interest in Irish traditional music. The lineup has changed since 1997, but the signature sound, repertoire, and spirit remains the same. Sigean plays acoustic Irish music in a traditional way, as you’d hear it in a kitchen amongst good friends.

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Singer and musician Dale Jett is a native of Southwest Virginia and a third generation member of the legendary Carter Family. The son of Janette Carter and the grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter, Dale’s roots have been heavily steeped within the heart of his family’s musical heritage.

Dale joins Teresa Jett and Oscar Harris in Hello Stranger. Whether playing an original tune, or those of others, Hello Stranger’s music rings true to the soul.

The ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, directed by Daniel Boner, is comprised of virtuosic student performers with many years of professional experience accounted to each member. Current members are: Max Etling, (bass), Brady Wallen (banjo), Aynsley Porchak (fiddle), Troy Boone (mandolin) and Aaron “Frosty” Foster (guitar).

For more information, or assistance for persons with special needs, call Pro-Art at 276-376-4520.