Three-For-All, Jan. 19, 2018
Jan. 19, 2018, Three-For-All's passion is three-part harmony. The trio is made up of Rick Karnes, Cinny Adkins, and Janee Trasler. Cousins Rick and Cinny have a family history with deep musical roots. Their grandfather, aunt, uncle, and Rick's mama, Rose Carter Karnes were the original members of the beloved gospel group, the Chuck Wagon Gang. These two learned the language of music before they could even talk. Rick, in addition to singing and arranging, is also an accomplished finger-style guitar picker. He has sung in many groups over the years, including his own run with the Chuck Wagon Gang. He has sung on stages from New York to Florida, from Texas to the East Coast, and many stops in between. He and his lovely wife Rita live in Azle, Texas in the same house he grew up in, and within hollering distance of their three children and eleven-and-a-half grandkids. Cinny has also sung in several groups throughout her life. She has a rich clear voice that bounces effortlessly from lower to higher registers and adds that high sweet harmony that just seems to ice the cake. Cinny's family left Texas for Arkansas when she was a little girl, but she got back here as fast as she could. She lives in Fort Worth where she keeps an extremely busy calendar. She has three daughters and nine grandchildren who all live in Texas. Janee was not blessed with the musical heritage her group mates were born to. She comes from a long line of bathtub singers, but she ventured out in 2013 and met up with Rick at a pickin'. They've been singing together ever since. The only member of the trio still on the job, Janee is a children's book author and illustrator who also dabbles in puppeteering. She lives in Grapevine, Texas with her imported husband, three puppies, and a squeaky little guinea pig. The trio sings a variety of music including gospel, country, bluegrass, 40s, 50s, and the occasional folk song. Really, anything that lends itself to three-part harmony is fair game. They will admit to a particular fondness for Everly Brothers' tunes. They enjoy singing at churches, senior centers, and community centers. On the second Saturday of every month, they host a pickin' at the Birdhouse in Covington, Texas.