BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its weekly “Lunch on the Lawn” series beginning at noon on July 31, featuring Eidson Stone.
Eidson Stone is a singer/songwriter acoustic duo from the rolling hills of East Tennessee. Although this husband and wife team — Anthony and Samm Keys — has made the Appalachian Mountains their home, they regularly tour in over 15 states and add more to the list daily.
With a host of influences from folk, rock and blues to 90s alternative and contemporary indie, they have described their new genre “Disembodied Americana.” Anthony describes their songwriting process as “letting the songs write themselves.”
With meaty lyrics, organic harmonies and intricate song assembly, Eidson Stone is a dish best served warm over a cup of coffee and wrapped in your favorite handmade blanket. A side of fireplace, wood cabin and mountain landscape is recommended.
Anthony and Samm started touring together in late 2012 and while Samm is new to the music scene, Anthony has been on the radar for years. From 2013 to mid-2015, they toured playing songs from his first album Life Outside the Box, which is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby, and now the duo is preparing to release their first album as Eidson Stone entitled What We Lost in the Fire.
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 park for $5 each. This week’s featured menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, small salad, garlic bread, dessert and choice of beverage. Orders must be made in advance by 4 p.m. each Thursday by calling the park at 276-523-1322.