The Quebe Sisters & Mandy Barnett at GMA
July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$31 – $46
The Quebe Sisters – Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The Dallas-based five-piece presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music.
“We differentiate our music as ‘Progressive Western Swing’ from simply ‘Western Swing’ because we aren’t trying to sound just like Bob Wills,” Grace Quebe explains. “Instead, we continue his vision, playing the style he pioneered in an authentic way by incorporating new genres and songs, interpreting them using our own unique voice through Country instrumentation.”
The band’s stripped-down acoustic instrumentation breathes new life into seasoned sounds once found in Texas dance halls and honky-tonks. Grace continues, “To us, preserving the tradition of Western Swing isn’t about keeping something alive like a relic. Western Swing has always been about innovation.”
Mandy Barnett – With her own recordings and live shows, Nashville musical treasure Mandy Barnett has established herself as one of the great champions of American classic country and pop music. She delves into a song with a keen interpretive sense, striking its emotional core and rendering a powerhouse performance through her “pipes of steel” (Los Angeles Times). As one record executive puts it, “Mandy Barnett is a song’s best friend.”
The “Nashville Songbook” is a collection of songs that made Nashville famous as “Music City”—some of the most influential and iconic country and pop standards ever written, originally recorded by artists as diverse as Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Eddy Arnold, The Everly Brothers, Brenda Lee, and more, and written by the likes of Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran, Willie Nelson, Don Gibson, etc. Mandy Barnett’s pure, commanding voice and artistry make these songs her very own