An Evening with The Quebe Sisters

Rockefellers Presents an Intimate Evening with

An Evening with The Quebe Sisters

Grifters & Shills

Fri · August 24, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$20.00 - $150.00

This event is all ages

The Quebe Sisters
The Quebe Sisters
When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.

It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.

And whether the Quebes (rhymes with “maybe”) are decked out in denims and boots or fashionably dressed to the nines in makeup, skirts and heels, the fresh-faced, clean-cut sisters, all in their 20s, look as good as they sound.

Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters win standing ovations at just about every show. It’s been that way since 2000, when they started fiddling together as pre-teens.

The sisters’ past is as colorful and eventful as their future is bright. Growing up in Burleson, a southern suburb of Fort Worth, Hulda, Sophia and Grace were ages 7, 10 and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition in nearby Denton, and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do.

The girls earned solo and group accolades early on, winning state and national championships in their respective age groups in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

The Quebes’ evolution from the whiz-kid Western swing fiddlers they were back then to the smokin’-hot young adult Americana band they are today is a remarkable story, by any measure.

Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky and many others.

Today, after more than a decade of travelling the U.S. and the world, and recording three acclaimed albums, Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe are pros in a variety of genres, and count many famous musicians among their biggest boosters.

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."
Grifters & Shills
Grifters & Shills
Our Story

His was hard rock and heavy metal. Hers was the classic sound of the East Texas piney woods. Theirs was a fiery collision, bearing forth a sound that was at once novel and instantly familiar--nodding to roots seated deep in high lonesome harmonies and back porch blues, while peering out at a scorched path bound by modern assertions and contemporary commentary.

Behind Grifters & Shills is John and Rebecca Stoll, who met in a classic rock/blues jam band in 2008. Between them they discovered a magnetic chemistry that manifested not only in music, but in all aspects of their relationship. When they began playing songs as a two-piece band, they found a unique voice in the combination of Rebecca's East Texas vocal stylings and John's formidable guitar work. They immediately began writing their own original songs, while testing the waters of vocal harmonies, and adding an array of instrumentation to their arsenal, including bass guitar, cigar box, resonator, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, lap steel and harmonica.

The sound defies genre, but they call it roots music, as there are obvious influences from americana, rock, ragtime, blues and bluegrass.

Above all, this two-person, dozen-instrument act provides a show full of sound a fury, punctuated with raw, quiet vulnerability, shining new light on familiar ground.

Discography

Grifters & Shills anticipates the release of a strictly-blues album in the Summer of 2018, and a MAJOR release of an all-original double-album in 2019.

In June 2017, this Texas-based band completed an album they had been eyeing for some time. “Road to Brownwood” is a 17-track collection of traditional and gospel songs that the two made their own, either through new arrangements, instrumentation or lyrics. Recorded and produced in their home studio, the album offers an electrified take on tradition, while still honoring the heart and soul of the original songs.

Grifters & Shills released their debut full-length album, "Watershed," in 2014. Produced by Brad Sayles (Houston Symphony) and featuring Max Dyer (cello) and Kevin Hardin (fiddle), "Watershed" was the much-anticipated follow-up to their EP, "Trainwreck Junkyard" (2013). They released two additional albums--"Now & Then" (2012) and "Blackjack Road (2010)--under their first band, Westbound.

Guest Appearances

Grifters & Shills have also been featured on albums from other artists, including Texas favorites Zach Tate (Serious Man - 2014; End of Time - 2012) and Myrna Sanders (Big Head Diva - 2012), as well as various compilation albums (Texas Music Selections - 2015; Quote Your Pulse: Covers Compilation - 2012; Oasis Rock and Roots Sampler - 2010). They have also appeared in Musician’s Friend advertisements in Guitar World, Mix, Electronic Musician and Modern Drummer magazines.
Venue Information:
Rockefellers
3620 Washington Ave
Houston, TX, 77007
http://www.rockefellershouston.com/