We are thrilled to announce that Aspen Black and Kerry Grombacher headline our celebration of International Dot Day in September!
  Aspen and Kerry perform “Songs & Stories of the American West” at the Cozad High School Auditorium with all 6-8 graders on Thursday, September 6 at 2 pm, with the public invited to attend. The program features original western songs, and stories from history. 
  They are then at the Wilson Public Library at 4 pm with a “Songwriting Is Fun” session for ages 10 and up (registration required by calling 784-2019) AND 7 pm for a Ukulele for Teens workshop (grades 6-12, registration required by calling 784-2019). Ukuleles will be provided!
  Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black have worked as a duo since 2014, performing nationwide for arts councils, house concerts, festivals, museums, and libraries. Their songs are influenced by the English ballad tradition, the string-band music of Aspen’s Appalachian home, and the corridos of the desert Southwest, where Kerry has lived and worked. 
  Kerry Grombacher plays guitar and mandolin. His songs have been featured on the ABC-TV adventure travel show, “Born to Explore,” and on the Putumayo World Records CD “Cowboy Playground,” which was released in over 60 countries. He has released five albums of original songs, and his songs have been recorded by a list of artists that includes Jim Jones, Belinda Gail, The Texas Trailhands, Gary Prescott, and Trails & Rails. 
  Aspen Black plays guitar and bass. She released a new CD of Cowboy Poetry, “Tales from the Road,” in 2018. Aspen’s “Lovin’ the West” won the Rural Roots Music Commission’s 2017 Classic Western CD of the Year award, and her “Eastern-Western Cowgirl” was the 2015 Female Country-Western CD of the Year. She was a Top Five finalist for the International Western Music Association’s Female Poet of the Year in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and her poetry CD, “Invisibility,” was a Top Five finalist for Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year in both 2015 and 2016.