The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its next event in the weekly “Lunch on the Lawn” series Friday, July 21 at 12 p.m., featuring Strawberry Jam.
Buddy Delp and Jane Branham formed the Strawberry Jam musical duo in 2010. They truly enjoy sharing their songs of good times and the good old days with their audiences. Being from Southwest Virginia, they have been influenced by the rich and diverse musical culture of the mountains. They love to utilize basic acoustic music to 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 are what they enjoy most.
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 $6 each. This week’s featured menu is a turkey wrap, fruit cup, chips, dessert and a beverage. Orders must be made in advance by 4 p.m. each Thursday by calling the Museum at (276) 523-1322.
The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.