Time to fiddle around

HARLINGEN — As three of the fastest rising stars of their generation, The Quebe Sisters have made their presence known in the country music scene.

This week, the fiddling siblings will showcase their tight harmonies and innate talent at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium courtesy of the Harlingen Concert Association (HCA).

The Andrews Sisters reborn, Hulda, Sophia, and Grace Quebe are quickly securing their spot in music industry history.

These young phenoms have performed alongside country music royalty such as Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, and many others.

With a combination of silky smooth vocals, high-caliber fiddle-playing, and a repertoire that includes jaw-dropping arrangements of history’s most beloved songs, these girls have proven a force to be reckoned with.

When the Quebe Sisters take the stage, audiences usually are transfixed then blown away.

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

Whether decked out in denim or fashionably dressed to the nines in skirts and heels, the fresh-faced, clean-cut sisters look as good as they sound.

Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters receive standing ovations at just about every show they play.

The sisters’ past is as colorful and eventful as their future is bright.

Growing up in Burleson, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, Hulda, Sophia and Grace were ages 7, 10 and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition, 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 whiz-kid Western swing fiddlers to the smoking-hot Americana band they are today, is a remarkable story by any measure.

After more than a decade of travelling the U.S. and the world, and recording three acclaimed albums, the Quebes count many famous musicians among their biggest boosters.

“Imagine if you will the three cutest girls you’ve ever seen playing fiddles and singing everything from western swing to jazz to bluegrass in virtuoso fashion and you have The Quebe Sisters,” said Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel. “Get ready to be amazed!” Larry Gaitlin concurs.

“They are my favorite group,” he declared. “I love them and you will, too.”

Jimmy Buffet is also a fan. “The Quebe Sisters simply stopped me in my tracks when I heard them the first time,” Buffet said. “Their blend of swing with a dash of contemporary color is unique in today’s music world. They project a cannonball of stage presence and man can they play.”

If You Go

WHAT: The Harlingen Concert Association presents the Quebe Sisters fiddlers

WHERE: Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fair Park Blvd.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

HOW: For ticket information, call or visit the Municipal Auditorium box office, (956) 216-5990, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

About the Harlingen Concert Association

The Harlingen Concert Association has been presenting internationally-acclaimed artists to the community since the 1930s.

This all-volunteer, nonprofit organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of the Harlingen area through live performances.

Thanks to loyal season ticket-holders and sponsors, these concerts can be offered at affordable, family-friendly prices.

There are two additional HCA performances at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium in 2018: The 3 Redneck Tenors Feb. 21 and The Side Street Strutters Jazz Band March 9.

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.HarlingenConcert.com.