Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black
Thursday, September 8
Contemporary Folk and Western & a Cowgirl Poet!
Kerry Grombacher plays guitar and mandolin and writes and performs contemporary folk and western songs. In the spirit of the troubadours of old, he paints vivid portraits and tells fascinating stories that are set in the landscape where he’s worked and toured, from his home on New Orleans’ Bayou St. John to the desert Southwest, and up to Montana and the Northwest forests. You’ll find him at Folk Festivals and Cowboy Poetry Gatherings, singing his songs, playing mandolin as a sideman, and picking in the jam sessions and around the campfires until the last song is sung.
Kerry has performed on stages as varied as the Newport Folk Festival (Newport, RI) and Cowboy Songs & Range Ballads (Cody, WY), the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (New Orleans, LA) and the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering (Durango, CO). In addition to appearing at Folk Festivals and Cowboy Gatherings, he regularly sings his songs at performing arts centers, coffeehouses, house concerts and other music venues – and on Sands Motel parking lots!
Kerry’s recordings include the cds, It Sings in the Hi-Line (2008), Sands Motel (2001) and Riding for the Brand (1999), and the tape releases, Dreams of New Orleans (1998) and Home to the West (1996). Artists including Gary Prescott, Chris Chandler, The Texas Trailhands, Earl Gleason, Duke Davis, and Trails & Rails, and have recorded his songs. He’s performed on the nationally distributed radio program, River City Folk, the Louisiana Jukebox television program and the Montana television show, It’s Still the West. He’s been featured on the Route 66 website and in The Big Round-Up (www.cowboypoetry.com), and there’s a room named for him at the Sands Motel on historic Route 66 in Grants NM!
Kerry Grombacher is a member of the North American Folk Alliance and the Western Music Association, and he participates in the endorsement program for Elixir Guitar and Mandolin Strings. When he’s not on the road, Kerry lives in New Orleans, where he’s moved back into his flooded home.
Aspen Black is a singer/songwriter, cowgirl poet, educator, author, painter, and award-winning horse woman. She is the owner/operator of Buksbari Ranch, Inc., in Rocky Mount, VA, and founder of the Empowered Riding program. Her Eastern Western Cowgirl CD won the 2015 Rural Roots Music Commission Female Country-Western CD of the Year, she is a top-five WMA Female Poet of the Year 2015, and a top-five finalist for WMA Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year 2015. Overall, she has released two country albums, four western CD’s, two cowgirl poetry CD’s, and a non-fiction book. Her “voice of an angel " (Dick Shoemaker, YNN-TV) and insightful lyrics about horses, cowboys, cowgirls, and the western lifestyle entertain, educate, and captivate audiences of all ages. For more info. visit her website at www.aspenblackcowgirl.com
Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.
Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.
A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.
Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or email@example.com.