For colleges, conferences, meetings, performing arts series, corporate events, banquets, coffeehouses, libraries, schools, Women's History Month, leadership events and more!
2014: I've RETIRED from live performance after 30 years on the road!
But I'll leave this page up for historical purposes
- Listen/watch on YouTube!
- My CDs are still available for sale in my online catalog
- Download/Stream music from The Gerri Gribi Songbook
"On a scale of 1 to 5, your evaluations were always 5, usually with +++ written in! Sr. Mary Jerome Buchert,
"On a scale of 1 to 5, your evaluations were always 5, usually with +++ written in!
Sr. Mary Jerome Buchert,
Gerri Gribi is a unique musician, historian and storyteller. Raised in Ohio and Kentucky, she's toured North America for over 30 years, performing at colleges, coffeehouses, theaters, festivals, corporate banquets...even military bases and prisons.
Accompanying her clear soprano voice with autoharp, mountain dulcimer and guitar, she uses traditional and original songs to express a world view that's lively, fun, and (gasp!) even educational.
She's a frequent guest on TV and radio, and her original music has been heard in a variety of media outlets and projects, including ABC PrimeTime Live. She's released six recordings of traditional and contemporary folk music, and her latest CD, The Womansong Collection, has been enthusiastically reviewed both at home and abroad. Her infamous "Hunting Song" (aka "Animals Love Vegetarians") airs on alternative stations around the world each fall.
She has degrees in History, Education and Interdisciplinary Studies/African American Studies. Her many awards and recognitions include the 2004 Johnson Subvention Award, presented by the Society for American Music, the Write Women Back Into History Award from the National Women's History Project, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
1) Descriptions of Programs Offered, including Concerts & Keynotes, Small Group Sessions & Children's Programs. Listen to samples, too!
2) Download brochures as PDFs:
"She combines important history with lots of fun to create a memorable experience... one of the best programs I've seen."
Barbara J. Tavares, State Equity Coordinator, University of Hawaii
1) Concerts & Keynotes for Adults, Including:
2) Small Group Sessions Including:
3) Children's Programs, Including:
1) Concerts & Keynotes for Adults
An uplifting, high-spirited performance celebrating women's diverse heritage, from colonial times to the present. The full concert length is generally 75 minutes, though a shorter version (30-60 minutes) is available for keynotes and banquets. (Either way, it always includes a free yodeling lesson! )
In song and story, you'll "meet" a diverse cast of characters, including:
"I would like others to know what a wonderful singer and performer Gerri Gribi is...Very personable and good in class as well, Gerri does a fine job of integrating folk music with accurate and pointed discussion of key periods in women's history."
Dr. Jane Olmsted
"The audience is almost mesmerized by her voice and humor. And get out of the way if she invites an instant volunteer choir from the audience!"
Barbara L. Wait
"She has a strong belief in music as therapy and a source of good. After hearing her, the audience was living proof of her theory."
Inmate Output Newsletter
"Without malice or 'bashing' of her male counterparts, Gerri challenges our concept of history, illuminating the lives and contributions of women in a way that enriches us all. A delightful evening!"
Dr. Michael Rosewall
"She weaves her lyrical magic with even the most skeptical audiences. Before they realize it, they have crossed the threshold from listeners to participants.”
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2) Small Group Sessions
"One of the students pulled me aside to say that this is the best program we have hosted during the two years that she has participated in the monthly meetings."
Dr. Dianne Bystrom, Director
"On a scale of 1 to 5, your evaluations were always 5, usually with +++ written in! The music was wonderful, your stage presence and rapport a delight to behold, and the content- all your research and thoughtfulness in weaving it together - was so powerful."
Sr. Mary Jerome Buchert
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3) Children's Programs
A VERY SMALL SAMPLING OF PAST VENUES
Canadian Convocation of the Order of St. Ursula - London, Ontario
California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Conference for Volunteers - Monterey CA
Health Care Association of New York State Auxiliary Services Conference - Cooperstown NY
State Farm Insurance Company - Madison WI
SC Johnson Wax - Kenosha WI
Elderhostel - UWC-Marinette WI
State Vocational Equity Conference - Honolulu HI
Women's Equality Day - Fort Bragg, NC
Women's History Month Celebration - Fort McCoy, WI
Federal Women's Program, West Virginia National Guard - Charleston, Buckhannon, & Martinsburg WV
Women's Business Expo, Indiana University Northwest - Gary IN
Federal Women's Program, NASA Langley Research Center - Hampton VA
Women's Equality Day, Federal Women's Program - Des Moinse, IA
Federal Women's Program, Department of the Treasury - Parkersburg WV
Office of Multicultural Programs - Valparaiso University IN
Leadership Council - Roger Williams University RI
Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education - Texas Tech University TX
The Girl Scout Council of River Trails Annual Meeting - Rochester MN
Cultural Diversity Series , Southeast Community College System - Lincoln, NE
Statewide Vocational Equity Conference - Kearney, NE
Annual Conference on the Women of Appalachia, Ohio University-Zanesville OH
Women's History Month Celebration, Fort Monroe, VA
Women's Center 25th Anniversary - Old Dominion University VA
Marquis Lecture & Performance Series - Coe College IA
A Celebration of Appalachian Women - Eastern Kentucky University KY
Banners Humanities Series, McNeese State Univeristy, LA
Batte Fine Arts Series, Wingate University NC
Center for Gender Studies, Radford University VA
Faculty Senate Artists & Lectures Series - University of Nebraska at Kearney NE
Words for Social Justice: Visiting Writer Series - Spalding University, KY
Women's Equality Day, Ironworld - Chisholm, MN
Providence College - Providence RI
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb IL
Western Illinois University - Macomb IL
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, CO
Brescia College - Owensboro, KY
Iowa State University - Ames, IA
University of Michigan - Flint, MI
Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH
Wild Hog in the Woods - Madison, WI
Great River Folk Fest - La Crosse WI
St Cloud State University - St Cloud MN
University of North Carolina - Charlotte NC
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