The Quebe Sisters review….September 9, 2019…..

THE QUEBE SISTERS

THE QUEBE SISTERS

ALWAYS SEEM TO GET THINGS WRONG–MY LOVE MY LIFE MY FRIEND–PIERCE THE BLUE–LOAD AT 7 (LEAVE AT 8)–SUMMER OF ROSES–LONESOME ROAD–LULLABY OF THE LEAVES–THE WALTZ YOU SAVED FOR ME–BLUEGRASS IN THE BACKWOODS–TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL

The Quebe Sisters–Grace, Sophia, and Hulda–have been delighting fans of authentic Western swing for some fifteen years, and are experts in the triple-fiddle and sibling harmonies that make this music so endearing.  For their fourth album, a self-titled affair,  they also feature Simon Stipp on guitar and Daniel Parr on the doghouse bass to round out the five-piece.  They branch out a bit from their comfort zone somewhat on this set, looking for ways for each sister to spotlight her individual talents, They also include original material on an album for the first time, with Sophia, Grace, and Daniel Parr writing three of the ten cuts.

The two-step’s the thing on Sophia’s original ode to true love, “My Love, My Life, My Friend.”  The ladies shift into 3/4 time on “The Waltz You Saved For Me,” and no Quebe Sisters set would be complete without a breathtaking instrumental.  Herein, it’s an old Kenny Baker tune, the scintillating workout of “Bluegrass In The Backwoods.”

Our favorite was impressive, indeed.  The traditional sounds of “look down, look down, that Lonesome Road,” has an acoustic, guitar-and-vocal intro, before everyone gets involved and turns this into a Django-Stephane-styled tour-de-force!

The harmonies of the Quebe Sisters are as sweet and pure as honey in the rock.  On this self-titled set, they continue their legacy as innovators in Western Swing while staying true to its roots.  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.

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