Triple-threat Fiddle champions bring a part of Texas to Ogle

Tassy Payne, Staff Reporter

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  • (L-R) Left:Grace Quebe, behind Grace on bass is Daniel Parr, Middle: Sophia Quebe, behind Sophia is Simon Stipp on guitar, Right: Hulda Quebe

  • (L-R) Left: Sophia Quebe, behind on bass is Daniel Parr Middle: Grace Quebe, behind on guitar is Simon Stipp Right: Hulda Quebe

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It was a Nashville kind of night at the Ogle Center when a triple-threat fiddling trio came to town to get down.

September 18, The Quebe Sisters, a triple threat fiddler and singing trio, performed in the Stem Concert Hall at IU Southeast’s Ogle Center to kick off the 2015-2016 season of The Nashville Nights series.

The Quebe Sisters, Hulda, Sophia and Grace, and accompaniment played Western, country songs from their last two albums “Timeless” and their recent album “Every Which Way.”

The Quebe Sisters and accompaniment toured earlier in the week to Michigan, Wisconsin, and Chicago. They  performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee September 19.

Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance at IU Southeast, Dana Wavle, said that he thought the showcase was incredible.

“Anyone who showed up was lucky to see a fantastic performance,” Wavle said.

He said that this showcase highlighted the Ogle Center as a premiere performing arts facility in the Kentuckiana area.

Ogle Center manager Andrew “AD” Stonecipher said that he had never heard of the Quebe Sisters until they were picked to showcase.

Stonecipher said that there are five associations for performing arts. He said that Ogle center is part of the Midwest Association.

Stonecipher stated that there will be buyers, like Kirk Randolph, Ogle Cener director and agents. Both will attend a marketplace convention. The buyers will watch acts and gage whether each act they’ve watched is a good fit for their subscribers.

“It’s an expensive endeavor for the artist and agent,” Stonecipher said.

The act is chosen based on quality. If the act is chosen, the buyer and the act’s agent will negotiate a contract.

Stonecipher said the Ogle center caught the Quebe Sisters at the right time.

“They have a bright career ahead of them,” Stonecipher said.

Ogle’s next Nashville Nights showcase will be Riders In The Sky: A Salute to Roy Rogers Friday, October 23 at 7:30pm in the Stem Concert Hall.