Quebe Sisters live on WSVS

The Quebe Sisters will be playing for the Virginia Museum of Radio Entertainment at the Kenbridge Community Center on Thursday, June 2, 2011. The following afternoon, they will perform and discuss their music on WSVS 800 AM, which will also cybercast online.

The triple fiddles of Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee), along with the extraordinary rhythm guitar of Joey McKenzie and the swinging upright bass of Drew Phelps, have been thrilling audiences wherever the have played.

The girls’ vintage style three-part harmony emphasizes what a unique brand they bring to their shows as they perform a refreshing blend of western swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz and swing standards, and Texas style fiddling.

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 touring now in support of their latest album, Timeless.

Here’s the girls at IBMA 2009 doing their triple fiddle/sister harmony version of All Of Me.

The Virginia Museum of Radio Entertainment is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based at historic WSVS Radio in Crewe, Virginia (west of Richmond), which was launched in March 2009. It is working to turn WSVS 800-AM into a working museum and have it designated as a historic landmark.

WSVS 800-AM went on the air in April of 1947. During the 1950s and ’60s its programming included a mix of bluegrass, gospel, and traditional  country. Today WSVS stays true to that same format, while including the latest Americana artists as well. The station airs 3 hours of bluegrass each weekday, and has live bands perform on the High Noon Hoedown show on Saturdays. It broadcasts over the air at 800 AM (10,000 watts) and over the internet at www.wsvsam.com.

The Museum welcomes donations, which are tax deductible. For more information about the VMRE or for concert tickets and information, call 434-645-7734.

Tune in live on Friday, June 3 at 1:00 PM to hear the Quebe Sisters Band on WSVS online.

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.

  • dsmalls

    …I love classic swing, but I can’t handle the excitement and exhilaration of improvisation. So I love the Quebe Sisters!