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 – ”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 simple. Their music is positive, purposeful, yet subtle,
“We have an amazing support system in our town. The community of McMinnville loves the arts and likes supporting local musicians. We have fans who have seen our shows too many times to count but still make it a priority to come out to every show they can.”
“It means so much to us. It’s our way to connect with people, spread light and love and spread the vision of hope for a better tomorrow. We like to be honest in our songs. As songwriters we’re learning how important and difficult it is to be honest and vulnerable through your music because that’s when you can touch the most people. We hope to encourage and support people right where they’re at in their lives through our music.”
The band is in the finals of “America’s Got Talent” tonight & tomorrow night 7pm CST NBC.