"I have been a librarian for a long time and have seen every summer reading program we've had.  Yours has got to be the best I've ever seen!"  Judy Butler, Librarian, North River Library, Bridgewater, VA

"Awesome Program!  All my kids are out in the hallway yodeling!"  Claire Guitierrez, Children's Librarian, Roswell Public Library, Roswell, NM. 

"Thank you both, again, for the excellent program you put on for Bethel [Branch Public Library] children and their parents this morning!!  You did such an excellent job handling so many children and included so much interesting information and fun activities with your program!!"  Patty Szuskiewicz, Branch Supervisor,  Bethel Branch Library, Bethel, OH

"I don't know about the kids, but I can sure say the grandparents were having a great time!" Grandmother, Page Branch Library, Luray, VA

"Thank you so much for coming to the Marion Public Library for your Guitar Like a Star program. It was really awesome to see them [the teens] focus in on the guitar during your workshop. I think it definitely inspired a few of the budding musicians who attended! Thanks again for your enthusiasm and professionalism!" Rachel Pollari, Teen Services Librarian, Marion Public Library, Marion, AI

"Aspen is a natural teacher.  My kids learned so much" B. Mitchell, 3rd Grade Teacher, Sontag Elementary

"My son loved your [Pre-Guitar] program! Do you teach locally?" Parent, Fairfax City Public Library

"I wanted to take a moment and thank you for joining us last night for the Ukulele classes. We have received so many compliments about your program and your teaching style. Everyone had a wonderful time!"

Donna Porter, Assistant Director
Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

Junction City, KS

Aspen Black performing original songs:

Aspen Black's programs have been featured on ABC, NBC, and Fox TV stations in various localities throughout the country!

Upcoming Tours:

September - October 2023

South Dakota & North Dakota

November 2023 - New Mexico, 

Nebraska, Kansas,



"Ms. Black brings her distinctive vocal styling and songwriting acumen to this project.  Overall, on both a content and a performance basis, I would name this one as Aspen Black’s best release to date! Highly recommended."  Rick Huff, music reviewer, The Western Way magazine

Aspen Black



What folks are saying about Aspen Black's programs:

Thanks to these great venues and many more for booking Aspen Black:

Strings and Wings Festival, Moneta, VA. Brady's Distillery, Roanoke, VA. Innovage, Salem, VA. Custer Arts Fair, Custer, SD. Willitston Public Library, Willitston, ND. Sturgis Public Library, Sturgis, SD.  Rapid City Public Library, Rapid City, SD. Kearney Public Library, Kearney, NE. Crestview, Bethany, MO. Prince William County Library System, VA. Culpeper Library, Culpeper, VA. Barbee Library, Oak Island, NC. Marshall Library, Marshall, NC. Silver City Library, Silver City, NM. Solid Grounds Coffeehouse, Albuquerque, NM. Placitas Library, Placitas, NM. Los Lunas Public Library, Los Lunas, NM. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, Los Lunas, NM. Carlsbad Public Library, Carlsbad, NM. Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, NM.  Zuni Public Library, Zuni, NM. Trinidad Carnegie Library, Trinidad, CO. House Concert- Angel Fire, NM. Windsor Public Library, Windsor, VA.  Smithfield Public Library, Smithfield, VA. Surry Public Library, Surry, VA. Brookdale-Roanoke, Roanoke, VA.  Brookdale-Salem, Salem, VA.  Woodland Hills, Roanoke, VA. Bixler 108 Listening Room, Unionville, MO. Putnam County Library/Putnam County Schools, Unionville, MO. Dorothy Bramledge Public Library, Junction City, KS. Great Bend Public Library, Great Bend, KS. Hays Public Library, Hays, KS. Scott County Arts Council, Scott City, KS. Bradford Memorial Library, El Dorado, KS. Bedford County Public Library, Bedford, VA. Roswell Public Library, Roswell, NM. Windsor Library, Windsor, VA. Surry County Public Library, Surry, VA. Spencer Public Library, Spencer, NC. Silver City Public Library, Silver City, NM. Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, VA. Heritage Public Library, New Kent, VA. Los Lunas Public Library, Los Lunas, NM. Bradford Memorial Library, El Dorado, KS. Blackwater Regional Library, Claremont, VA. Martha Liebert Public Library, Bernalillo, NM. Belen Public Library, Belen, NM. Bayard Public Library, Bayard, NM. Artesia Public Library, Artesia, NM. Dorothy Bramlege Public Library, Junction City, KS. Pike's Peak Library District - Colorado Springs, CO. Anderson County Public Library System - Anderson, SC.  ArtCore, WY - Casper, WY.  Hot Springs Great Education Foundation - Thermopolis, WY. Cozad Public Library - Cozad, NE.  Kearney Public Library - Kearney, NE.  NTCMA Festival - Le Mars, IA. Crook County Library - Sundance, WY.  High Plains Western Heritage Center -Spearfish, SD. Campbell County Library - Gillette, WY.  Weston County Library, Newcastle, WY.  Stone Hearth Assisted Living - Gothenburg, NE.  House Concert - Mitchell, NE.  Massanutten Regional Library System - Central, Page Branch, Grottoes Branch, Valley Branch, North River Branch, Shenandoah Branch - Harrisonburg, VA.  Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces, NM.  Silver City Public Library, Silver City, NM.  Alamogordo Public Library, Alamogordo, NM.  Artesia Public Library, Artesia, NM.  Roswell Public Library, Roswell, NM.  Carlsbad Public Library, Carlsbad, NM. Denison Public Library, Denison, TX.  Boyce Ditto Public Library, Mineral Wells, TX.  Burkburnett Library, Burkburnett, TX.  Sanger Public Library, Sanger, TX.  Bonham Public Library, Bonham, TX.  Franklin County Library - Main, Rocky Mount, VA.   Marion Public Library, Marion, IA.  Readlyn Community Library, Readlyn, IA.  Leonard A. Good Library, Ogden, IA.  Norelius Library, Denison, IA.  Ida Grove Library, Ida Grove, IA. Lake View Library, Lake View, IA.  Wall Lake Library, Wall Lake, IA.  Early Public Library, Early, IA.  Asbury Branch Library, Asbury, IA.  John Kennedy Library, Dyersville, IA.  Carnegie-Stout Library, Dubuque, IA.  Burt Library, Burt, IA.  Jesup Library, Jesup, IA.  Waverly Public Library, Waverly, IA.  Upton Memorial Library, Fredericksburg, IA.  Gutekunst Library, State Center, IA.  Newton Public Library, Newton, IA. Williamsburg Public Library, Williamsburg, IA.  Clear Lake Library, Clear Lake, IA. Tiffin Seneca Library, Tiffin, OH. St. Clairsville Library, St. Clairsville, OH. Franklin County Library System - 2 branches, Rocky Mount, VA. Milo Holt Western Film Festival, Siler City, NC. Pine Mtn. Gold Museum, Villa Rica, GA. The Daily Grind and Wine, Murphy, NC.  Macon County Library, Franklin, NC. Jackson County Library, Silva, NC. Cashiers Library, Cashiers, NC. Graham County Public Library/Robbinsville Elementary School, Robbinsville, NC. Roanoke City Library System - 6 branches, Roanoke, VA. Franklin County Parks & Rec., Rocky Mount, VA. Carlsbad Public Library, Carlsbad, NM.  National Traditional Country Music Association Festival, Le Mars, IA. Fauquier Co. Library System - 3 branches, Warrenton, VA.  Floyd Country Store, Floyd, VA.  National Day of the Cowboy at Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA.  Midland Centennial Library, Midland, TX.  Checotah Jim Lucas Library, Checotah, OK. Humanities Program, Coffeyville, KS. Faulkner County Library System- Multiple Branches, Conway, AR. Logan County Library, Russellville, KY. Clermont County Library System - Multiple Branches, Batavia, OH.  Bellaire Public Library, Bellaire, OH. Twin Hickory Public Library, Glen Allen, VA. Kearney Public Library, Kearney, NE. Fauquier County Library System, Warrenton, VA. Roanoke Valley Rescue Mission, Roanoke, VA. Juan Tabo Library, Albuquerque, NM. Fort Stockton Public Library, Fort Stockton, TX. Bowie Consolidated School District, Bowie, AZ. Ozona Schools, Ozona, TX. Stephens Central Library, San Angelo, TX. Mountain Days Festival, Buena Vista, VA (2X).  Franklin County Ag Fair, Sontag, VA (2X). Madison Public Library, Madison, SD.  Watertown Public Library, Watertown, SD.  Kearney Public Library, Kearney, NE.  Hastings Public Library/Museum, Hastings, NE. Whispering Pines B&B, Nebraska City, NE. Midland County Public Library, Midland, TX. Ft. Stockton Public Library, Ft. Stockton, TX,  Kingstowne Library, Alexandria, VA,   Fairfax City Library, Fairfax, VA,   Sontag Elementary School, Rocky Mount, VA.  Williamsburg Main Branch Library, Williamsburg, VA.  Franklin County Main Library, Rocky Mount, VA,  Westlake Library, Hardy VA.  Carnegie Library, Lusk, WY.  The Palms Restaurant, Lexington, VA. Historic Homestake Opera House, Lead, SD.  ArtcoreWY, Casper, WY,  Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, WY, Cape May Library, Cape May, NJ,  Vorhees Branch Library, Vorhees, NJ,  The Sagebrush, Fairmont, WV. Noyes Museum, Ocean Township, NJ,  National Traditional Country Music Association Festival, LeMars, IA (4X),  Western Music Associaton National Convention, Albuquerque, NM (7X), GA Cowboy Festival, Carrollton, GA, Third St. Coffeehouse, Roanoke, VA,  Beliveau Estate, Blacksburg, VA, Daily Grind, Roanoke, VA, Edible Vibe, Rocky Mount, VA, Daily Grind & Wine, Murphy, NC, House Concert, Wilmington, NC, Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Durango, CO, Mountain Days Festival, Buena Vista, VA, Heritage Days, South Boston, VA,  Strasburg Festival, Strasburg, VA,  Mt. Jackson Farmer's Market, Mount Jackson, VA,  Wytheville Farmer's Market, Wytheville, VA,  Books & More, GA,  Bookworm, Powder Springs, GA, Tractor supply, Dallas, GA, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, Roswell, GA,  Guarduno's Albuquerque, NM, TRRC, Glenwood, MD,  FCEC, Franklin Co., VA, Patrick Henry Saddle Club, Bassett, VA, Tractor Supply, Rocky Mount, VA,  Tractor Supply, Bedford, VA, Tractor Supply, Roanoke, VA,  Milo Holt Western Film Festival, Siler City, NC,  Cowboy Christmas, Pittsboro, NC,  Franklin Co. Parks & Rec. - Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas, Rocky Mount, VA, and many more...

IWMA Top Five Finalist for Female Performer of the Year - 2023!


New Nashville-recorded CD!

"Born to Be a Cowgirl"