The Baberhood Bluegrass Band Official Site
A Tribute to the Bluegrass Legend
The Baberhood Bluegrass Band pays tribute to Jeff Blanchard, the original founder, heart and soul of the long-time purveyor of bluegrass music in Iowa and the Midwest, Mr. Babers Neighbors. The Baberhood Bluegrass Band consists of various members who participated in the multi-decade history of Mr. Babers Neighbors. Their mission is to carry the torch lit by Jeff to bring a good time filled with traditional and original bluegrass music to audiences in Central Iowa and beyond.
Original Baber’s members Jerry Hoehle (bass/vocals) and Paul Perkins (banjo/guitar/vocals) are joined by former roustabouts Billy Kearney (fiddle/mandolin/guitar/vocals), Andrew Hoiberg (banjo/guitar/vocals) and Mark Hargrove (fiddle/mandolin/guitar/vocals) to play and sing hard-driving, mostly traditional bluegrass music that will keep you moving and grooving throughout the night, along with a few “Socials!” between songs.