Hannah and Talbot on Saturday, February 15, and The Quebe Sisters Band on Friday, February 21.
Lon Hannah, a member of the multiple award-winning Sons of the San Joaquin, and Terry Talbot, founder of the Mason Proffit band that MSN Entertainment said “helped to invent country-rock,” have just released their first album, Hannah and Talbot, which offers a blend of western, old country, folk, Americana and gospel music.
Since 1988, Hannah has been performing with the Sons of the San Joaquin to audiences all over the world – from Pakistan to Switzerland. The Sons have won four Wrangler Awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame; nine Western Music Association awards; two awards from the Academy of Western Artists (AWA); and the American Cowboy Culture Award from the National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock, Texas. In addition, the Sons were inducted into the Western Music Association Hall of Fame.
Talbot has been Mavericks Coffee House and Roasting Company will present two shows this month – recognized for his musical talent since he and his brother John formed the country rock band Mason Proffit in the late 1960s. Justin Farrar of Rhapsody, commented that, “the Eagles’ desperado/outlaw image owes a lot to the brothers Talbot. So if you want to pass Country 101, you need a serious dose of the Proffit.” The Talbot brothers then formed a duo and opened for The Eagles, and Terry Talbot went on to perform as a guitarist for Glen Campbell, Chad Mitchell, and Sonny and Cher. He has recorded more than 30 albums, some nominated for Grammy and Dove awards.
The Quebe Sisters Band
When Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee) raise their fiddles and play, audiences marvel. The Quebe Sisters Band performs a blend of western swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz and swing standards, and features Texas-style fiddling.
Presented with the Crescendo Award by the Western Music Association, and the Western Swing Album of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists, the QSB is touring behind its latest album, Timeless. Performance highlights include appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, the Kennedy Center, New York City’s Lincoln Center, the Ryman Auditorium, the Marty Stuart Show, the Eddie Stubbs’ Show on WSM, the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree (as host band), the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the National Folk Festival. In addition, the QSB has 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. They have also performed for billionare/ukulele enthusiast Warren Buffett and for President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.
Both shows begin at 7pm. Tickets for the February 15th show are $25. Tickets for the February 21st show are $35. Seating is limited. For tickets or more information, call 624-1400, stop by Mavericks Coffee House at 238 E. Caldwell, Visalia, or visit www.maverickscoffeehouse.com.