The Eisemann Center presents The Quebe Sisters, Texas natives and triple-threat fiddle champions on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The third and final installment of the newly created Spotlight Artists shows, with Hulda, Sophia and Grace Quebe playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, will transfix and captivate their audience.
When Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee) raise their fiddles and play, audiences marvel. The Quebe’s unique brand of music has taken the Americana music scene by storm. They perform a refreshing blend of vintage country, bluegrass, jazz, swing standards and Texas style fiddling.
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 from Joey and Sherry McKenzie. From the start, all three sisters demonstrated talent, determination and a love for the music. Soon afterwards, the girls began competing in fiddle contests and had success early on; winning regional, State and National championships.
Since then, the Quebes’ repertoire has grown to include a wide variety of styles: western swing, jazz and swing standards, western and cowboy sings, vintage country and bluegrass. In addition to their fiddling, 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, NV.
A short list of bands and musicians that influence and inspire the Quebes include Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys, Spade Cooley, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Quintet of the Hot Club of France, the Mills Brothers, the Sons of the Pioneers, Andy Parker and the Plainsmen, Connie Smith, Ray Price, Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline, the Boswell Sisters, the Andrews Sisters, the McGuire Sisters, the Beatles and Hot Rize.
Tickets are $42 and are available at eisemanncenter.com or by calling the Eisemann Center Ticket Office at 972.744.4650 and group discounts are available for 10 or more persons.
The Charles W. Eisemann Center is located in the Galatyn Park Urban Center at 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas. The Eisemann Center is easily accessible from Highway 75 North taking the Galatyn Parkway/Renner Road exit going north and the Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road exit going south or from the DART light rail station at Galatyn Park. Sponsors for the 2015-2016 Season include The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-TV, North Central Ford, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, UT Dallas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Altrusa International of Richardson, Inc. and Raising Cane’s.
THE QUEBE SISTERS
- Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bank of America Theatre at Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, Texas 75082
Cost: $42. Purchase online at eisemanncenter.com or call the Eisemann Ticket Office at 972.744.4650.