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Date:
September 19, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Campbell County Public Library
Address:
2101 S. 4-J Road
Gillette, WY 82718
Cost:
Free
Grombacher and Black in Concert at CCPL September 19, 7pm
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Grombacher and Black in Concert

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Two troubadours are riding into Gillette for a special evening of contemporary western music and poetry at Campbell County Library on Wednesday, September 19 at 7pm. Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black will perform their “Songs & Stories of the American West” concert at 7pm. Their work draws vivid portraits and tells fascinating stories that are set in the Western landscape, where they’ve worked and traveled with cowboys and Indians, ranchers and rodeo riders, outfitters and chuckwagon cooks, and lawmen and lawbreakers. “It’s a real treat to bring our cowboy songs and poems to Gillette and the Campbell County Library,” songwriter Kerry Grombacher said recently, “This is the one of three concerts in the area – we’ll be in Sundance and Newcastle, as well.” Aspen Black added, “We love performing in libraries, and the landscape of Eastern Wyoming, the prairie and the hills, is inspiring.”


Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black, both successful solo artists, have worked together 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. Nalini Jones, of the Newport Folk Festival, says “Kerry Grombacher is the best kind of songwriter, with lyrics that take us on journeys to places we’ve never visited before, and melodies so pure and true that they seem to rise up from the plains...” 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. Dick Shoemaker, of YNN-TV, in Franklin County, Virginia, says “Aspen Black has the voice of an angel. I could listen to her sing all day, and just sit back and smile.” The Campbell County Library is located at 2101 South J Road in Gillette, Wyoming. The concert on Wednesday, September 19 will begin at 7pm. Admission is free. For more information please visit www.ccpls.org, or phone 307-682-3223.