On the first Friday of every month, I'm bringing you a new episode from the first season of the Pickathon Pumphouse Series. Each episode is a live performance filmed in the tiny Pumphouse studio on the grounds of the Pickathon music festival in Happy Valley, Oregon, filmed by Live & Breathing. For more on the festival and the series, see this post.
Today's episode brings a performance from the Quebe Sisters, a Texas-based group of sisters who play "Texas fiddle music," complete with swing rhythms and three-part harmonies. They started in the early 2000s, winning all sorts of fiddling contests and gaining a reputation as the next hot thing in the Americana world. They've put out three albums since then.
If you're into that sweet, sincere, old-fashioned vein of Americana, you'll love this. Here they are playing "Teardrops From My Eyes."
As you know if you've been following this series, the Pickathon music festival happens every year on the first weekend in August.
Tickets for this year's festival go on sale on Monday, January 18, at 8 am Pacific. The year's lineup will be released online the following morning, January 19.
As I've said a million times now, if you're into music festivals this is basically the perfect music festival experience — family-friendly, never crowded, and filled with great performances from bands you didn't know you liked. If you can make it, you really should.