Billy's premiere solo album "Songdog Blues" released on January 12.
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Billy Jeter is a third-generation Arkansan with deep roots in the Arkansa Delta. The Jeters have been working on the land and the family farm since 1910. Another branch of the family comes from the Ozark Mountains in west central Arkansas, adding to the creative mix of painters, writers, and folk musicians that populate the Jeter lineage.
A son of the Delta, Billy Jeter's music has been shaped by the folk rock and storytelling melodies of the 1960s and 70s. Listeners will recognize the influencers of storytelling skills of Robbie Robertson and Bob Dylan, the social conscientiousness of John Lennon, the guitar work of Bob Weir, the folk music of Dr. Ralph Stanley and Gillian Welch. Listen, as well, for the blues licks reminiscent of Big Bill Broonzy (who lived near the Jeter farm) and Lighting Hopkins.