TOWNE AND THE SOLAR ECLIPSE: WHEN TWO COSMIC FORCES COLLIDE
Nashville Duo Performs During Historic Solar Eclipse at Alto Pass, Il
NASHVILLE – When two cosmic forces intersect, you get a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse; and when two musical forces cross paths, you get Towne.
The Nashville duo and musical force of nature will be celebrating the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 with a concert at Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass, Ill, which is in the “path of totality” across southern Illinois. The eclipse will have its longest duration over the area, which includes Carbondale, Ill. The sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds.
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this celestial overpass than with a glass of wine, a great view, and new music,” said Steevie Steeves. “It’s like providing the soundtrack for a slice of stellar history.”
“We’ve been heads down in the studio writing and working on our next album, so we are looking forward to pausing for a minute and looking up,” Jon Decious quipped. “With protective eclipse viewing glasses, of course.”
Towne performs at the height of the eclipse from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, Aug. 21 at Alto Vineyards, 8515 Highway 127, Alto Pass, Il. For information and tickets call (618) 893-4898.
According to the NASA website, the path of totality is a thin stretch roughly 70 miles wide that will cross the United States from West to East. The first point of contact will be Lincoln Beach Ore. At 9:05 PDT and over the next 90 minutes, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. The total eclipse will end near Charleston, S.C. at 2:48 PM/EDT.
Anyone within the path of totality will see a total eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.
About Towne: Steevie Steeves and Jon Decious were searching for like-minded people that shared their love for music and desire for opportunity when they met on a songwriters’ retreat in Wyoming. Gifted musical innovators, Steeves honed her craft performing in musicals at a young age and later opera taught her how to perfect her voice and use it as a tool to strike emotional truths. Decious knew he wanted to be in music when he saw Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” and he eventually founded The Pink Spiders before finding his musical equal in Steeves. Together, they have a crystal-clear chemistry that engages fans and has captured media attention including AXS, which raved, “Powerful and harmonious vocals, with honest and raw lyrics.” It has been said on numerous occasions that Towne’s unfiltered, unscripted, and unconditional search for love and life’s truths makes them resonate with classic, country duos like Johnny Cash and June Carter or the theatrical abandon of Fleetwood Mac.