Texas band to play at Titusville's Emma Parrish Theatre
By Meagan McGone
BREVARD -- A premier Western swing band from Fort Worth, Texas, will be heading south to swoon the residents of Titusville on Friday, Jan. 4.
The Quebe Sisters Band, a group comprised of three sisters, singers and fiddlers - Grace, Sophia and Hulda - as well as guitarist Joey McKenzie and bassist Drew Phelps, will play at the Emma Parrish Theatre at 7 p.m.
"This is our first time to perform in the area," band member Hulda Quebe said. "Folks can expect to hear the music that we play here in Texas: Western swing, hot jazz, Western, vintage country and Texas-style fiddling. The Quebe Sisters Band performs music from the 1940s to the 1960s."
The Quebe sisters took an interest in fiddling at an early age, enrolling in lessons at ages 7, 10 and 12. Now, the sisters are all in their 20s, and they enjoy playing alongside one another.
"We are the best of friends," Hulda said. "We feel very blessed to be able to work together."
The chemistry between the sisters is apparent in their performances, as The Quebe Sisters Band has received accolades such as the Crescendo Award, given by the Western Music Association, and Western Swing Album of the Year, given by the Academy of Western Artists.
"It's hard to choose one accomplishment in particular (that is our biggest to date)," Hulda said. "One thing that is very meaningful has been being invited to perform at the Grand Ole Opry multiple times in the past few years. We have also enjoyed getting to meet many of the musicians that are our musical heroes."
Hulda said The Quebe Sisters Band's inspiration stems from musicians such as Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys and The Mills Brothers, to name a few.
The band has also had the pleasure of playing with billionare and ukulele enthusiast Warren Buffett, and has performed for U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.
Titusville's Emma Parrish Theatre is located at 301 Julia St. Tickets for the show are $26 per person.
For more information, visit www.quebesistersband.com or call (321) 268-1125.