The Archbold Buckeye has confirmed that Girl Named Tom, a musical trio with roots in Pettisville, has auditioned for “The Voice.”
“The Voice” is a music competition show that airs on NBC. Its 21st season is set to premiere Monday, Sept. 20.
Four musical celebrities build teams of performers from blind auditions. Over the course of the season, musical acts “battle” to be declared the winner.
Girl Named Tom
Girl Named Tom is a trio made up of siblings Caleb, Josh, and Bekah Liechty. All three are graduates of Pettisville High School.
Caleb graduated in 2013; Josh in 2014, and Bekah in 2019.
Caleb and Josh attended Goshen (Ind.) College, each majoring in biochemistry and minoring in music.
Caleb graduated in 2018; Josh one year later.
Bekah had also planned to attend Goshen, with an eye toward majoring in biochemistry and minoring in music.
The three always enjoyed making music and performing both independently and together.
In 2019, the three decided, with the support of their parents, Chris and Holly, to take a year away from their stud- ies and pursue their musical talents.
They chose the group name, Girl Named Tom, based on a story from their childhood.
In a prior article in this newspaper, Bekah said Josh, then four years old, began calling his baby sister “Thomas.”
Hence, Girl Named Tom.
They began touring in September 2019.
70 Shows, 27 Cities
By March 2020, the three siblings had performed 70 shows in 27 cities, from Key West, Fla., to San Francisco, Calif.
They had traveled 12,000 miles in a small van.
In March 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic struck and shut down live entertainment. The three had to cancel 10 shows in four states.
The siblings drove 43 hours straight, stopping for nothing but gasoline, to get home.
Caleb, Josh and Bekah announced in an article in this newspaper they were going to continue to pursue a musical career. They relocated to South Bend, Ind., where there is an active music scene.
The trio continues to perform, with shows coming up in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.– David Pugh