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A Girl Named Tom takes center stage on Nov. 16 in Mount Vernon. Credit: Submitted

MOUNT VERNON – Pop-folk trio Girl Named Tom will be rolling through Mount Vernon on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Memorial Theater, 112 E. High St.

A Girl Named Tom will be in Mount Vernon on Nov. 16. The harmonized sibling trio is made of Joshua, Caleb, and Bekah Liechty. Credit: Submitted

The harmonized sibling trio consists of Joshua, Caleb, and Bekah Liechty. The group was founded in 2019 and began touring the country in a minivan through 27 cities.

Girl Named Tom made national noise in 2021, becoming the first trio to win NBC’s singing competition “The Voice.”

During Season 21, they landed four songs concurrently on the iTunes Top 10 charts, with two songs reaching No. 1.

Now the group is traveling across the states one more time — performing at Knox County’s Memorial Theater on Thursday, though traveling isn’t anything new for them.

“We’ve always loved traveling, seeing new places and exploring different cultures but it’s really interesting to bring our music to new places,” Bekah said.

Now living in Nashville, Girl Named Tom has mixed several styles of music to its advantage.

The group has stayed busy, releasing a cover album, and a Christmas album.

Having a busy work and tour schedule, the trio finds a way to keep their heads on straight.

“[It’s] been easy because we’re a family band (…) whenever we’re around our family we feel very connected to our roots,” Caleb said. “That’s kind of what family’s about.”

Spending time together is also the band’s favorite way to create music.

“We love creating together. I think the golden creation time, when I look back on our last four years was when we took five days in a little house we shared together in South Bend, Indiana,” Caleb said.

It was in the dead Winter of 2021 and the siblings spent five days away from the outside world to create music.

“We would love to carve out more time to do that in 2024 in the years to come,” Bekah said.

“But since moving to Nashville, it’s also been an incredible experience to write with other people that’s their life’s work to write songs. And it’s been awesome to brush shoulders with the whole spectrum of people who wrote songs and we’re always learning, we’re always pushing ourselves and we’re always collecting ideas.

“As you go through life you gotta live to have stuff to write about.”

Girl Named Tom’s self-titled folk-pop aesthetic features rich harmonies along with addicting finger-picking licks.

“I find a lot of meaning in the folk music of the 60s and 70s. How they can be advocates for change and accompany it with a gorgeous melody that really just hits you right in the heart?” Bekah said.

Now the group wants to speak about the importance of family.

“One of the things that we love to talk about is family and how family can look so different to different people, but finding your family, how to live in harmony with that family,” Bekah said.

“We think life means so much more when you have a good family. Whether it’s blood, family or friends that feel like family. That’s one message that we think that we can’t get through life without our family.”

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