Aspen Black

Video of a live concert at an assisted living facility - folk and country theme:

Depending on scheduling, Aspen can sometimes offer a duo concert with either her daughter, Alice Black, or her musical touring partner, Kerry Grombacher (based in New Orleans). Ask about pricing and availability.  

Seniors love Aspen Black! 

Aspen presents:

  • 1-hour concerts for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Nursing Home residents.

  • 1/2-hour concerts for Assisted Living, Memory Care, Rehab., or Nursing Home residents

If you are local to south-central VA, Aspen is available to book concerts at your facility monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly, etc.  If you are in another state, Aspen is able to book a show with you when she is traveling through your area. States typically toured in: VA, NC, TN, AR, OK, TX, MO, KS, NE, IA, SD, NM, AZ, WY, CO, IN, IL, KY, OH, WV.   Occasionally: CA, NV, GA, AL, ND, SC, FL, MD, PA. 

Aspen plays guitar in most of her concerts and sometimes adds one or more instruments including banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and fiddle, depending on the setlist. 

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It's more than just a concert.  Aspen talks with the residents throughout the show about the songs, instruments, family, travels, residents' memories, and any other interesting tidbits that come up.  Afterwards, she stays for a short meet & greet, shaking hands and listening to brief stories that residents want to share. Sometimes, she welcomes residents on stage with her to sing or play an instrument, if this is something they have past experience with.  Other times, she sings a special song after the show with a resident who wants to hear a particular old favorite that moves them. 

Main Concert:

A variety of well-known 60's & 70's folk, traditional country, and old-time gospel songs by artists like: John Denver, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Hank Williams, Sr., Woody Guthrie, Elvis Presley, The Carter Family, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Emmylou Harris, Ian & Sylvia, Gaither Gospel Band, Neil Young, and more. 

Specialty Themed Concerts:

  • Beach Party -  songs like "Surfin' USA", "Margaritaville", "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", and more

  • Love Songs - Valentine's month or anytime - songs like "Love Me Tender", "Annie's Song", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton version)", and more

  • Irish Songs/St. Patrick's Day - songs like "Danny Boy", "Will You Go, Lassie, Go?", "The Water is Wide", "Reel", and more

  • Christmas/Holiday/Winter - secular songs like "Jingle Bells", "Rudolph", "Frosty the Snowman", religious songs like "Oh Holy Night", "What Child is This", and winter themed songs like "You Ain't Going Nowhere" and more.   *** specify if your facility would like to only have secular (non-religious) holiday songs

  • Old-Time Gospel - songs like "I'll Fly Away", "Unclouded Day", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken", and more

  • Songs of Humanity and Togetherness - songs like "What a Wonderful World", "Blowin' In the Wind", "This Land is Your Land", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", and more

  • Cowboy/Campfire Songs - songs like "Buffalo Gals", "Goodbye Old Paint", "Back in the Saddle Again", "Red River Valley", and more

  • Instrumental-Only Concert - a variety of folk, country, and old-time gospel songs, plus seasonally themed songs, played instrumentally - no singing.  This is one way to still have live music at your facility if singing is not allowed due to COVID.

Aspen's shows are booked as solo performer or as a duo, when available.  Her rates for senior living facilities are reasonable and comparable to other professional musicians performing in senior living facilities. Click below to get a quote and check available dates.  Please include your location (city, state) and preferred show(s) - 1 hour concert, 1/2 hour concert, and/or room visits. To help offset current high fuel costs, Aspen prefers to visit multiple floors/buildings within the same facility or complex on the same day (if you have multiple areas that would like music) as well as group shows in geographical areas together on the same day. Unless you are very close to Aspen's home or located directly on a route she is already traveling, it is not cost-effective for Aspen to come to your facility for only 1/2 hour show or a small number of room visits. However, she is happy to bundle these services together or add them on before or after a standard 1 hour concert.