"You did a marvelous job of exciting and teaching the students at Manor Heights and Summit [Elementary Schools] yesterday! Bravo!  People enjoyed your poetry and music tonight! On behalf of ArtCore, I want to express appreciation for your gracing our 2018-19 season with your excellence!"  Carolyn Deuel, ARTCORE WY

​"They are great entertainers... great educators, as well!" Carol Staab, NTV - ABC TV Kearney, NE

"Your school assembly was great! Definitely Let me know when you're back in the area." Jacky Wright - Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation, Thermopolis, WY

"Mesmerizing...  Totally mesmerizing!"  Fan, National Traditional Country Music Association Festival

"You all are excellent entertainers!"  Patron, Fort Stockton Public Library, Fort Stockton, TX

"Great Performance. Fans loved you!" Charles Poindexter, Delegate, 9th District, Virginia House of Delegates

"Aspen, you've got a stage with your name on it at LeMars!" Bob Everhart, President and Festival Booker, National Traditional Country Music Association

What sets Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black apart from other musicians?  They combine solid musicianship with the art of originally crafted story-songs, based on a combination of academic studies and real-world experiences. From the incredible imagery to authentic insights and historical accuracy, listeners leave Grombacher-Black concerts enlightened and enriched about the history, blended cultures, and modern traditions of the American West.


Aspen Black is a singer/songwriter, cowgirl poet, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and award-winning horsewoman. Fans describe her voice as “mesmerizing”, and her songwriting and poetry as “outstanding” and “spot-on”.  Aspen’s CD, “Lovin’ the West” won the 2017 Rural Roots Music Commission’s Classic Western CD of the Year and her “Eastern Western Cowgirl” CD won the 2015 Rural Roots Music Commission Female Country-Western CD of the Year. She is a  finalist in two categories of the Just Plain Folks Music Awards, a 2015, 2016, and 2017 Top-Five finalist for WMA Female Poet of the Year, a 2016 and 2015 Top-Five finalist for WMA Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year, a 2016 Top-Five finalist for WMA Poetry Book of the Year, and overall winner of the “Country Singer” contest at the 2016 National Traditional Country Music Association Festival.  


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.

Original Cultural Music Duo 

Aspen Black

A Modern Troubadour

Folk - Americana - Cowgirl

Arts Councils - Libraries - Museums - Festivals - Schools - Restaurants -

Listening Rooms -Private Concerts

Some of the great venues where Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black have performed:

-Lead Opera House - Lead, SD

-Chisolm Trail Heritage Center - Duncan, OK

-ArtCore Wyoming - Casper, WY

-High Plains Heritage Center - Spearfish, SD

-Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation - Thermopolis, WY

-Summit Elementary School, Casper, WY

-Niobrara County Library - Lusk, WY

-Ft. Stockton Public Library - Ft. Stockton, TX

​- Manor Heights Elementary School, Casper, WY

-Kearney Public Library - Kearney, NE

​-Wyoming Medical Center Foundation - Casper, WY

-National Traditional Country Music Association Festival - LeMars, IA

​-Cozad Middle School, Cozad, NE

-International Western Music Association Convention - Albuquerque, NM

-Graham County Public Library - Robbinsville, NC

-Jackson County Public Library - Sylva, NC

-Thermopolis Middle School, Thermopolis, WY

-John Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC

-Camden County Library - Vorhees, NJ

-Sagebrush Concert Venue - Fairmont, WV

-Arizona Folklore Preserve - Sierra Vista, AZ

….and many, many more