Two troubadours are riding into Kearney for two days of contemporary cowboy music at the Kearney Public Library. On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 western music songwriters Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black will perform a free concert at 7:00 p.m.
- On Wednesday, September 5th, at 10:00 a.m., they will welcome children, from toddlers up to elementary students, for “Singing Cowboys & Cowgirls,” an interactive program of songs and movement.
- Wednesday at 12:00 noon, they will meet with the Writers’ Group for a workshop that will focus on transforming everyday life events or observations into a story, poem, or song. Pre-registration is requested and the workshop fee is $10.
Kerry Grombacher’s and Aspen Black’s songs draw vivid portraits and tell 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 an honor to be asked to return to the Kearney Public Library with our cowboy songs and western ballads, and a treat for us to sing for children and adults” said songwriter Kerry Grombacher recently, “And we’re both looking forward to meeting with the Writers’ Group again. We’ve led several workshops with the group, and they are always rewarding, both for the writers and for us, as facilitators.”
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.
All three programs are open to the public. For more information about the concert, the writing workshop, or the children’s program, please contact Christine Walsh at 308-233-3282, Shawna Lindner at 308-233-3616, or visit the website: www.kearneylib.org. T Kearney Public Library is located at 2020 1st Avenue.