National Folk Festival: The Quebe Sisters Band
Let's continue our look at some of the artists of the 68th National Folk Festival Oct 13-15, Richmond, Virginia.
The Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee) Sisters musical repertoire includes something for all you old cowhands. Sisters Grace (20), Sophia (18), & Hulda Quebe (15) have been fiddlin' Texas style since 1995. In 2000 they took their show on the road. Their shows include a little bit of everything from the Western Swing standards of Bob Wills to hot jazz and swing standards, western and cowboy songs, vintage country and bluegrass. The only thing missing is Bob Wills’ signature “A-haaaa!”.
Rounding out their band are five-time Texas State Guitar Champion and three-time World Champion Fiddler, Joey McKenzie on guitar and arrangements (Joey, along with his wife Sherry, taught all three girls to play) , and Drew Phelps, who has recorded with the Dixie Chicks, Mary Wilson, Sarah Hickman, Bernadette Peters, and a multitude of others, on upright bass. Drew replaced bass fiddle player Mark Abbott (pictured with the band above) earlier this year.
The Quebe Sisters Band is scheduled to play on the Genworth Financial Stage Friday evening (Oct. 13) at 8:00 pm. Check the Festival schedule for their other appearances during the weekend.
Visit quebesistersband.com where you can learn more, listen to a few tunes, check their tour schedule and order a copy of their CD "Texas Fiddlers"