Carlene Carter, the daughter of The Carter Family’s June Carter Cash and the step-daughter of Johnny Cash, will appear at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Corvallis.
Carter’s performance is part of the American Strings series presented by the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University. Carter will perform and speak at the event, which is hosted by Bob Santelli, OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts.
Carter will blend her traditional roots with her own take on country music. The show will be held in the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis.
Carter, who performed with her family from the age of 12, began her own career in the late 1970s, recording country rock albums with new-wave rock musicians in England. She was a songwriter and opening act for artists as diverse as Emmylou Harris, the Go-Gos, the Clash and UB40. She then hit the U.S. country charts in the early 1990s with her Grammy-nominated “I Fell In Love” album and the single “Every Little Thing.”
She has released 12 albums as a solo artist. In 2014 she collaborated with her brother, John Carter Cash, on “Carter Girl,” a tribute to the music of her family, which included guest artists such as Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Kris Kristofferson.
In 2015, Carter was a special guest on John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour, playing in sold-out theaters across the United States and Canada. A second tour with Mellencamp followed in 2017 along with a new album, “Sad Clowns and Hillbillies,” including material by both singer-songwriters.
Last fall, Carter created the “Wonderful World of Women Who Write” series in Nashville, the funds for which are dedicated to breast cancer research.
Tickets for the event are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. They are available online at http://bit.ly/americanstringscarter and at the Majestic Theatre box office. The show is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Majestic Theatre.