Award-Winning Songwriters Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black Return to Kearney Library | Local News

KEARNEY – Two troubadours travel to Kearney for a day of music and writing at the Kearney Public Library.

Award-winning songwriters Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black perform nationwide for arts councils, house concerts, festivals, museums and libraries. They will also lead a creative writing workshop and have worked with the Kearney Library Writers Group since its inception seven years ago.

Thursday noon: From memory to memory: Putting the past on paper Writing workshop. Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black will lead the group of writers for a workshop focused on turning everyday stories into memoirs. The workshop fee is $15 and lunch is included. Pre-registration requested on

7 p.m. Thursday: They will give a free concert, “Songs & Stories of the American West”. This program is open to the public.

“It’s an honor to be invited back to the Kearney Public Library with our western ballads, and it’s a treat for us to have another opportunity to sing for the general public of Kearney,” said the songwriter Kerry Grombacher. “And we’re both looking forward to meeting the writers’ group again,” Aspen Black said, “We’ve had several workshops with the group, and they’re always rewarding, both for the writers and for us, in as animators.”

Grombacher and Black, two successful solo artists, have been working together as a duo since 2014. Their songs are influenced by the tradition of English ballads, the string band music of the Appalachian home of Aspen, and the desert corridos of the Southwest. west, where she lived. and worked. The Kearney Public Library is located at 2020 First Ave.

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