Updated: 11.10.2017
maryeddings President Mary Eddings:

Hi Habot Folks,
It was great to see you all last month. We had a lot of fun and I’m sure you will agree we had a really good show as we will in the coming months also. These bands work hard to perform for you. They are very special people who are here to keep bluegrass music in our club and area continuing.
Thank you for your support and help. It brings a happiness to a lot of people. It really takes all of us to keep HABOT going. I am always amazed each month when the board members are working to keep
everything moving along. Please tell them what a wonderful job they do.
In April we have the Daryl Cline Showcase of Young Talent. If you know of a young talent who would like to come and share with us, we would love to have them on stage. It is a great chance to give these kids a boost. Please keep us in mind when you see someone performing. Bring me their number and I will contact them.
We received some donations when our dear friend and former vice president, Rick Dakon sadly passed
away. The request for the use of this money is to give music lessons to some kids who might not be able to afford them. We think we have found a group of kids this will work for. Rick’s hope was to keep bluegrass going through our young people. This is something this board is delighted to do. If you donated to this fund, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
I am looking forward to seeing you on the 17th.
Love, Mary

See ya’ll at HABOT!

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H eart of America Bluegrass and Old-Time Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of bluegrass and old-time acoustic music. HABOT is one of the largest gathering of acoustic musicians north of the river. The club meets every 3rd Friday during the months of October through April. We take time off in the summer so our family and friends can attend the many great bluegrass shows and festivals around Kansas City, and central United States.


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12 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. Anyone know of any groups looking for a banjo player or individuals looking to form a group? Im 30 yrs old and live in the kansas city area

  2. You are all invited to Kearney’s Third Friday Music in the Park event featuring Liberty Highway. It will be the first time they have featured a bluegrass band. We would like all our friends and family to come out and show their support. This will help determine whether or not Kearney invites more bluegrass bands in the future. This is a FREE EVENT @ Lions Park, 2nd and Jefferson, Downtown Kearney. 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Bring a lawn chair and a cooler, plenty of shade. Hope to see everyone!!!

  3. Hello, I am a fiddler player who just moved back to KC from Denver last month. I have a gig at a private party but I don’t know any guitar flatpickers in the area yet. It’s a short duo gig with me on fiddle and I can pay the guitarist $200. Looking for a competent picker who knows tunes and is professional. Gig is Saturday March 21. Please reach me at 303-842-1242. Thanks, Adam Galblum

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