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Pay Less Oktoberfest in Anderson, Sept. 22

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment
Pay Less Oktoberfest in Anderson

Pay Less Oktoberfest in Anderson. Image provided by AIMS, City of Anderson.

Quebe Sisters Band at WestFest, Sept. 24

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment
Quebe Sisters Band

Quebe Sisters Band. Photo provided by the Eiteljorg Museum and used with written permission.

By Anthony Scott
Eiteljorg Museum

When Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee) raise their fiddles and play, audiences marvel. When the girls sing their vintage style three-part harmony, audiences are blown away. Add the extraordinary rhythm guitar of Joey McKenzie and the swinging upright bass of Drew Phelps and the Quebe Sisters Band becomes a force of nature. The QSB’s unique brand of music has taken the Americana music scene by storm. They perform a refreshing blend of Western swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz & 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 behind their latest album, Timeless. Performance highlights include appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, the Kennedy Center, NYC’s Lincoln Center, the Ryman Auditorium, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the National Folk Festival. In addition, the QSB has appeared in concert with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Merle Haggard, Asleep at the Wheel, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Riders in the Sky, and Marty Stuart. They have also had the pleasure of playing with billionare/ukulele enthusiast Warren Buffett and had the honor of performing for President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

“One thing is for sure, you don’t see a group like the Quebe Sisters Band come along every day,” says Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs. “Give them your undivided attention and if you’re not already, you too, will become a fan.”

Hear the sisters’ vintage, sweet harmonies and fantastic fiddle playing; see your face on a wanted poster; and try your hand at tossing cow chips, panning for gold and chowing at a chuckwagon, all the while learning about life in the West at WestFest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Eiteljorg Museum.

Don’t miss this once-a-year fun and educational family event. The cost is only $9 for adults and $5 for kids and includes admission to the entire museum. Come dressed in your Western duds for $1 off admission. Advance-sale discount tickets are available at select Central Indiana Marsh Supermarkets, the Eiteljorg Museum or by calling 317-636-9378.