If there is such a thing as a "Musical Gene"then there are three siblings in a quiet corner of Oregon that are living proof that it exists.
Joshua, Bethany and Manny make up the HUMLIE trio, who have aptly named themselves "WE THREE."
With parents that were immersed in song they spent their earliest moments being fed, bred, and bathed in a lush musical backdrop of melody and verse that came as easily as talking and walking.
They have a bond that could only be forged in the fires of strong love.
Mom taught them to breathe; Dad taught them to play instruments.
Their self-written songs cover all the strands of emotion, from melancholic to the motivated, and the mountains of love that beg to be celebrated that lie in between.
Sadly their Mother passed away just over two years ago,but what might normally devastate and distract had the opposite effect in unifying the already intensely strong bond that makes We Three a musical rarity.
Joshua uniquely plays the Piano and Drums - sometimes simultaneously, Manny the Guitar, and Bethany the Bass. But there are no rules as each can adeptly swap instruments and often sound like a much larger ensemble. A strong lead vocal is complemented by lush harmonies that glide with superlative ease over complex arrangements that appear deliciously simple.
Their music is positive, purposeful, yet subtle, with lyrics that can belie a wry twist and melodies that are incurably infectious.
Teaching music by day, playing venues at night, it is only a short matter of time before we all will know We Three and we will all be the wiser...as the songbook begins to unfold.