Sunday, November 15th at 3 pm
Western Troubadours in Concert
Opening the show will be local favorite Don Whitcher.
In the spirit of the troubadours of old, Kerry Grombacher’s contemporary folk and western songs paint vivid portraits and tell fascinating stories that are set in the landscape he travels, from the bayous of Louisiana, through the desert Southwest, to the Hi-Line of Montana and the forests of the Pacific Northwest.
“I’m excited to be performing at the Old Town Center for the Arts. I saw the venue when I was in Cottonwood earlier this year, and admired the way the building’s been renovated and turned into a performance space,” Grombacher said recently.
In the course of his nationwide tours, Kerry has sung his songs on stages as varied as the Newport Folk Festival (Newport, RI) and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody, WY), the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (New Orleans, LA) and the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage (Los Angeles, CA).
In addition to appearing at Cowboy Gatherings and Folk Festivals, he performs regularly at concert halls and other music venues and he’s been featured on “River City Folk” the nationally syndicated public radio music interview program. He’s a frequent visitor to Arizona, and has performed at the Tombstone Western Music Festival, the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering, and the Tucson Western Music Festival. He has also lead workshops on creativity and songwriting at schools in Sierra Vista, Orme, Tucson
Cowboys & Indians Magazine said songwriter Kerry Grombacher “…is one of the West’s new breed, who builds on, embellishes, expands, and updates traditional Western themes.” Nalini Jones, of the Newport Folk Festival, says “Kerry Grombacher is the best kind of songwriter, with lyrics that take us on journeys to places we’ve never visited before, and melodies so pure and true that they seem to rise up from the plains...”
Opening the concert will be Don Whitcher, who recently moved to Cottonwood. Don has the distinction of making the Americana and Roots Country charts, and has played many events in Old Town Cottonwood, including “Music in the Garden” events at La Bella Café, the Open House party at OTCA, and the Old Town Association’s Cowboy Cruiz’-In. For those who’ve heard Don, they know he is Old Town’s best kept secret, with a voice and songs that are full of soul, empathy, and emotion. Don leads the Open Mic night at La Bella Café. When Don started inviting other musicians to come over and ‘sit in’ the Monday night event took hold and has attracted musicians from Cottonwood, Cornville, Camp Verde and Sedona. This concert promises to be a memorable event.
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