Produced by Jason Weinheimer for HOUSE ON FIRE RECORDS
Billy Jeter’s music comes from a collage of influences, Mississippi Delta blues, Rock n Roll, Ozark folk, Colorado bluegrass and a bit of Grateful Dead campfire type songs mixed in. Born in the Mississippi Delta in Arkansas 1955, Jeter was exposed to an intricate tapestry of music styles, rich in history and colorful characters. The late sixties and early seventies were an exciting time for a young music listener — from the great songwriting of Robbie Robertson, Neil Young to Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia. Growing up during this seminal time in America’s music history helped Jeter forge a musical base that started broad and continues to grow.
Although admittedly late to songwriting, the regional cast of characters always provided a fertile ground for story telling. With his talent as a distinguished storyteller and a life long love of music, Billy Jeter’s evolution into a talented singer, songwriter and musician was a natural progression. Once he began writing, the songs started to flow like the Mississippi River during the rainy season To date he has released four full length albums: Minstrels, Misfits & Melodies (2016), Song Dog Blues (2018), House on Fire (2019).and Shine Eye Landing (2021). His fifth, and most personal, album Hysteria will be released on March 24, 2023.
“Hysteria is a reflection of what I know, grew up with and am most comfortable with…so it was easy to do” says Jeter. “I have always strived — often fighting against myself — to write diverse music. My music comes from a montage of genres: Mississippi Delta blues and rock, Ozark folk, Colorado bluegrass and a touch of Grateful Dead campfire type songs.”
The strength of his stories, colorful characters and references to real events, establish Billy Jeter as master storyteller, historian and songwriter who uses music as the canvas for his artistry.
These days Jeter divides his time between the Colorado Mountains and the Arkansas Delta…and has even inadvertently picked up some red dirt influences in between the two.
“Jeter is focused on telling stories, like the enigmatic Orion with its vivid and evocative imagery at the forefront” - Garth Thomas
“Delta blues, juke joint boogie, Bo Diddley hooch fuzz, with a cast of three dimensional ne’er-do-wells and confidence losers, lovers, drifters, and grounded dirt farmers. You have assembled a talented group with a highly believable sound. I can feel the grit between my toes.” - Marvin Schwartz
— We Wanna Boogie
|Fordyce on the Cottonbelt Music Festival with Earl and Them Fordyce on the Cottonbelt Music Festival, Fordyce, AR||Fordyce on the Cottonbelt Music Festival, Fordyce, AR|
|Delta Roots Festival Helena, AR||Helena, AR|
|NWA HYSTERIA Album Release Party Meteor Guitar Gallery, Bentonville, AR||Meteor Guitar Gallery, Bentonville, AR|
|Billy Jeter Live Natural State Market , Benton, AR||Natural State Market , Benton, AR|
|Little Rock Hillfest Hillfest, Little Rock, AR||Hillfest, Little Rock, AR|
|Billy Jeter Crested Butte Museum Summer Music Series, Crested Butte, CO||Crested Butte Museum Summer Music Series, Crested Butte, CO|
|Grant Lake Labor Day Picnic (Private event) Grant Lake, Crested Butte, CO||Grant Lake, Crested Butte, CO|
|Billy Jeter Live Black Box Theatre, Pine Bluff, AR||Black Box Theatre, Pine Bluff, AR|
|Finale, Jukin at Rose’s Reprise C & B Market, Wabbaseka, AR 72175||C & B Market, Wabbaseka, AR 72175|
“Delta blues, juke joint boogie, Bo Diddley hooch fuzz, with a cast of three dimensional ne’er-do-wells and confidence losers, lovers, drifters, and grounded dirt farmers. You have assembled a talented group with a highly believable sound. I can feel the grit between my toes.”