Updated: 01.16.2018
maryeddings President Mary Eddings:

Hi all you Habot folks,
The holidays are over and a new year is in front of us. I hope it is a happy and productive one for all. We only have 4 more shows left before our summer break, so I hope you will come to enjoy our talented bands and have some fun.
Sorry, but we have to continue to keep the doors locked for every one’s safety, If someone would like to spend a little time at the downstairs doors, to let people in, we would greatly appreciate it. Don’t forget we have a room for people who would like to learn a few licks on their instruments or for beginners. Jeff Elsloo, who is an excellent teacher, is there to help you out. THANKS JEFF.
Hey, did anyone buy Roy Acuff’s Fiddle???
We are always looking for talent and especially young people. If you find someone please introduce them to our club…. of course, acoustic instruments only.
Thank you for your help and support, stay warm, and if it is slick, please don’t try to come. We want everyone safe.
See You on the 19th.
Love, Mary

See ya’ll at HABOT!
Next meeting Friday, January 19th, 2018

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Friday December 16 cancelled due to weather.

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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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