Aspen Black will perform music focusing on minorities in the old west at Coffeyville Community College on March 26th as part of the Humanities Project. The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday humanities performances at CCC. The performances are free and held in the Spencer/Rounds Performing Arts Theatre.
Aspen is a singer/songwriter, cowgirl poet, multi-instrumentalist, teaching artist, and award-winning horsewoman. Her “musical storytelling” style transports listeners into the lives of her characters, to mountain vistas, tumbleweed deserts, early settlements, grassy plains, and winding rivers of the great American West. 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 2018-2019 Just Plain Folks Music Awards, was a 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Top-Five finalist for WMA Female Poet of the Year, a 2018, 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 winner of the “Country Singer” contest at the 2016 National Traditional Country Music Association Festival. Aspen tours nationally, giving concerts, workshops, and interactive programs for children and adults. For more information, visit her website at www.aspenblackcowgirl.com.
For more information about the humanities project at CCC, please call 620-251-7700, ext. 2166.