Arts Council to begin holiday season with Quebe Sisters
In a departure from tradition, Fallon’s Hometown Christmas weekend welcomes the Quebe Sisters for a performance at the Oats Part Art Center’s Barkley Theater on Saturday.
Tickets remain for the 8 p.m. show at $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at Jeff’s Copy Express, ITT at Naval Air Station Fallon or call Churchill Arts Council at 775-423-1440.
Instead of having an open house on the night of the tree lighting and a performance by the Lahontan Valley Concert Choir, the Arts Council, instead, had the opportunity to book the Quebe Sisters, who will be wrapping up a four-city, three-state swing in the West with their final performance in Fallon.
The Quebe sisters specialize in the fiddle music of Western Swing and Swing Jazz with their harmonizing talents when they began fiddling together while growing up in Burleson, Texas. Hulda, Sophia and Grace were 7, 10 and 12, respectively, when they attended their first fiddle competition in the 1990s and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do.
And so began their fabulous career of presenting a unique, but definitely foot-stomping style of music to thousands of new fans.
After recording three acclaimed albums, Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe count many famous musicians among their biggest fans. In a review from the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas, the sisters “add their immaculate three-part harmony vocals, reminiscent of the legendary Andrew Sisters.”
“Drawing on influences as diverse as Bob Wills and Benny Goodman, Hank Williams and Les Paul, along with some hot mariachi swing, the ultra-talented sisters showed once again why they are as at home on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as they were for the Royal crowd. It was easy to see why the sisters won ‘Group of the Year’ honors from the Academy of Western Artists.”
The Quebes’ unbridled passion for American music, along with their talent, skills and a lot of hard work, has taken them far beyond their wildest early aspirations.
“One thing is for sure, you don’t see a group like the Quebe Sisters come along every day,” famed Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs told listeners on his own show on Nashville’s WSM. “Give them your undivided attention, and if you’re not already, you too, will become a fan.”