Center Stage

Get a front row seat to local musical performances on Center Stage. This witf original production brings local live music to you! Enjoy full-length regional concerts from across the musical spectrum—from classical and jazz to folk and rock. Saturdays and Sundays at 8p on witf 89.5 and 93.3

We’re unable to post audio on-demand due to certain restrictions, but typically most concerts are repeated after a few months. Please check our program calendar for your favorite artists in the coming weeks and months.

Quebe Sisters Band on Center Stage

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and witf Host | Jul 3, 2014 9:19 AM

 Saturday, June 7 at 8 p.m. on witf's Center Stage

 

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The Quebe Sisters, Grace, Sophia and Hulda first heard Texas style fiddling at a fiddle contest in Denton, Texas. At ages 7, 10 and 12 they started taking fiddle lessons. From the start, all three sisters demonstrated talent, determination and a love for the music. Soon afterwards, the girls began competing in fiddle contests and had success early on; winning regional, State and National championships.

They began to broaden their repertoire to include western swing, jazz and swing standards, western and cowboy songs, vintage country and bluegrass. In addition to their fiddling, it was only natural to add three-part harmony vocals.

Now they have appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, the Kennedy Center, NYC's Lincoln Center, and many other major venues. They have 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.

Their appearance on witf’s Center Stage comes from a sold-out concert presented by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society in January 2014 at Marketview Arts in York.  The three sisters are joined by the twin Texas sisters Penny and Katy Clark, who regularly perform as The Purple Hulls.  It’s a rousing, rip-tootin’ , high-energy show. Check out the video below from their appearance on the Marty Stuart show for a sample of the style of the Quebe Sisters.

 Listen to our live stream online.

 

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Also on tonight’s program, a Center Stage Spotlight on the area bluegrass group, Colebrook Road. The band formed in 2009 and has been playing in the surrounding states, some of the same Appalachian states in which bluegrass was born. And while bluegrass for years retained a very strict sound, lately a younger generation of musicians is bringing new melodies, chord progressions and rhythms to the genre. The band's most recent, 2012 self-titled album consisted of largely traditional-sounding songs, but when they visited the WITF performance studio last their forays into bending the genre could most definitely be heard. To follow their progress and keep up to date with upcoming performances and news, visit their website or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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