The Martins Redivivus?

Via reader KC, a brother and two sisters who sing spectacularly well, assuming this is for real. I of course immediately thought of the Martins, not least of all b/c they all three seem to fall into similar roles as the Martins: the one on the left is clearly the showiest one of the bunch, the girl in the middle the reliable, understated one, and the little boy on the right already seems to have figured out that it’s best to just sing his lines and not get in the way of whatever the sisters got going on over there.

Anyway, an ensemble sound this good really shouldn’t be wasted on a harmonically flaccid P&W tune like this, but it’s just all the more a testament to these kids’ apparent talent that they can take something unremarkable and make extraordinary music out of it. Enjoy.

Update: Reader CO fills in some of the blanks about these kids:

I love it! They’re called Daves Highway and they’re from Brandon, Mississippi. There are tons of videos of them on YouTube - they even cover the Martins’ “Because God’s Good” - Zachary is quite the showman (much more so than Jonathan Martin). So now we have Daves Highway & Austins Bridge…and not a single apostrophe in sight.

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  1. Bob wrote:

    That was inspiring. I couldn’t stop watching the young boys face - as the trio nailed particular chords, he couldn’t help but smile. I love watching people sing when it is clear they are enjoying the song.

  2. Michael McIlwain wrote:

    Wow! What great harmony!

  3. Elisabeth wrote:

    gorgeous harmony.

    and if you want to compare them to the martins, check out this link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=GBN2ZcPNaHA

    seems that’s what they’re shooting for - and by your opinion, at least, they’ve hit the bullseye. =)

  4. David Bruce Murray wrote:

    I like this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQoBL1X8JPE

  5. Casual Observer wrote:

    I love it! They’re called Daves Highway and they’re from Brandon, Mississippi. There are tons of videos of them on YouTube - they even cover the Martins’ “Because God’s Good” - Zachary is quite the showman (much more so than Jonathan Martin). So now we have Daves Highway & Austins Bridge…and not a single apostrophe in sight.

  6. joe wrote:

    I also noticed the lack of an apostrophe in “Daves Highway” but it appears that their last name is Daves. You can also check them out on Facebook; they explain there how they came up with their name.

  7. Chuck Peters wrote:

    Remarkable? hardly. Not bad though.

  8. Chuck Peters wrote:

    oops.. you said extraordinary.. still, hardly.

  9. Not Austins Bridge wrote:

    Look at the group name at the top of the front page:

    http://www.austinsbridge.com/

  10. JLL wrote:

    Send them to Maine…NOW!!!

  11. joe wrote:

    #10: LMAO!

  12. cdguy wrote:

    Not Austins Bridge #9 — but their logo doesn’t have an apostrophe.

    Does this mean the left hand may not know what the right hand’s doing?

  13. susie wrote:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I really enjoyed those sweet youn faces. This is way off topic, but has Jonathan Martin ever been divorced? Please forgive for getting off topic.

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