Music

Music

Landrush

A A local KC band that hits the stage with tons of energy, tight vocal harmonies and awesome instrumentalists, playing rock, pop, country, and blues cover tunes. With their own take on artists from the Eagles and Queen to Little Big Town and Bruno Mars, even Lady GaGa, Landrush crafts its own unique blend of “Kansas drinking music.”
Singers (and sisters) Betsy Ostrander and Katie Young grew up in a musical household singing two parts in the backseat of the car ever since they can remember. Drummer Bobby Hapgood has been inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame with the long-running group, King Midas – and adds impressive drumstick acrobatics to every show. The talent of bassist Curt Bittner is only surpassed by his passion for bringing fans to the dance floor. And the impressive electric guitar of Steve Taylor, honed by playing with several of the top bands in KC, creates the irresistible groove of all your favorite songs. When the soul and expertise of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell is added to the mix, Landrush entertains with energy and charisma, enjoying every moment on stage together.

Merlo’s 

With over 100 combined years of making music behind them, the Merlos are indeed like a fine wine…..aged to perfection.   Making music they love and respect. Wither it’s Rock an’ Roll or Calypso, Country Western or Eastern Country like Glen Campbell once said it’s all just music.

Larry Dean Inman got his guitar at 12 and played in three bands over the last 20 years… sings Rock an’ Roll, Country, Bluegrass, Old Standards, Gospel and anything that sounds good.

Chris Sanders started playing in Garage bands in high school, joined the military and played the circuit from L.A. to Okinawa plus a T.V. show, moved to San Antoine and joined a band there, got Married in ‘72, and played in bands around K.C. since then.

Bob Zindler  as a teenager Bob Traded his alto Sax for a guitar later playing in bars. Being a teen he had to sit at a table alone with no liquor. Later sold his guitar for a down payment on a house got married and in 1980 started playing bass in a church band where he still plays, plus some gigs with Larry Inman around K.C.

Steve Straub was born in a musical family and started singing at the age of 8 by the age of 14 he went on the road full time with his family doing USO tours Greenland, Alaska and Canadian Fair Circuit. Later played in clubs around K.C. area till ’95 when he was hired to play drums for Glens Opry (later Annie’s Country Jubilee) in Tonganoxie for 16 years till it closed in 2011 then back to playing gigs around K.C. since then.