Quebe Sisters Band Bring Country Harmony To Titusville
By Space Coast Daily // January 4, 2013
Group Performs One Show Jan. 4
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Imagine the Andrews Sisters of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” fame singing in top form and then ripping into a nimble fiddle breakdown.
That’s how reviewer Chris Richards of the Washington Post described a performance by the Quebe sisters, Hulda, Grace and Sophia.
Titusville will have a chance to decide for itself when the Quebe Sisters Band comes to town for a single concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 in the historic Emma Parrish Theatre at 301 Julia Street.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the Quebe Sisters Band performs a refreshing blend of western swing, vintage country, bluegrass and jazz & swing standards. Silky three-part harmony and Texas-style fiddling are the sisters’ hallmark.
Awarded the “Crescendo Award” by the Western Music Association and winner of the “Western Swing Album of the Year” from the Academy of Western Artists, the Quebe Sisters Band is on a promotion tour for their latest album, Timeless.
“The Quebe Sisters Band simply stopped me in my tracks when I heard them the first time,” said singer Jimmy Buffett. “Their blend of swing with a dash of contemporary color is unique in today’s music world. They project a cannonball of stage presence and man can they play.”
The Quebe Sisters Band is the fifth group of the 2012-13 season to be brought to Titusville by Central Florida bluegrass promoter J.T. Shealy.
“This is the premier Western Swing band in the country,” said Shealy. “They’re flying here and directly back home to Texas just to do this one show for us. They have played the Grand Ole Opry, the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center and entertained presidents. Ricky Skaggs, Jimmy Buffett and Larry Gatlin are some of their biggest fans.”
In 1998, the Quebes heard Texas-style fiddling for the first time at a fiddle contest in Denton, Texas. At ages 7, 10 and 12 they started taking fiddle lessons. Soon afterwards, the girls began competing in fiddle contests and had success early on were winning regional, state and national championships.
It was only natural to add three-part harmony vocals and in January 2005 they debuted their singing at the National Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering in Elko, Nev.
Reserve tickets for $25 are available by calling 321-222-7797 and also may be purchased online at jtsbluegrass.com