BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its next event in the weekly “Lunch on the Lawn” series beginning at noon on July 11, featuring Strawberry Jam.
Buddy Delp and Jane Branham formed the Strawberry Jam musical duo in 2010, and they enjoy sharing their songs of good times and the good old days with their audiences. Native Southwest Virginians, they have been influenced by the rich and diverse musical culture of the mountains. Utilizing a blend of acoustic music, Delp and Branham express themselves through song, using combinations of instruments and vocals. Guitar, mandolin, and Native American flute are their musical instruments of choice.
They have been playing music and singing most of their lives, and live musical performances showcase them in their element.
The first Strawberry Jam CD, entitled Mountain Fall, was released in August of 2011. It was recorded at Maggard Studio in Big Stone Gap, Va. This musical work consists of 12 original songs written and arranged by Jane and Buddy over the years. Audiences are sure to enjoy the combination of the delicious vocals and musical riffs of Strawberry Jam.
The “Lunch on the Lawn” event is free and open to the public. Visitors may bring their own lunch or pre-order one from the museum for $5 each. This week’s featured menu is turkey/ham sub sandwich with pasta salad, dessert and choice of beverage. Orders must be made in advance by 4 p.m. each Thursday by calling the museum at 276-523-1322.