Main Concert Songs:

A variety of well-known 60's & 70's folk, early rock-n-roll, traditional country, and old-time gospel songs. Examples of artists include: 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, Bill Haley and the Comets, 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 or other restriction.

Aspen's Most Popular Show:

It's more than just a concert.  Aspen talks with the residents throughout the show about the songs, her 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, especially 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. 


Seniors love Aspen Black! 

Aspen presents:

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

  • 1/2-hour or 1-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 bring you 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 all of her concerts and sometimes adds one or more instruments including mandolin, ukulele, banjo, fiddle or bass, depending on the songs presented. 

Aspen Black

Video of a live concert at an assisted living facility -

(no sing-along words for residents) :

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 in each area. Click below to get a quote and check available dates.  Please include your location (city, state) and preferred duration (1 hour, 1/2 hour, or roving room visits)

A resident who used to play playing Aspen's mandolin after a show.

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