Stevie Jo Rosenbalm to perform Friday at Liberty Hall. (Source: Liberty Tyler)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
If you're a fan of the television show The Voice, you know exactly who Stevie Jo Rosenbalm is. Not only that, many East Texans know Stevie Jo because he's an East Texan.
This Friday night at 7:30, fans and friends alike can catch Rosenbalm in concert at Liberty Hall.
Rosenbalm is a Tyler native through and through. Born right here at Trinity Mother Frances and raised in Tyler, Stevie's parents both played in heavy metal bands when he was younger and he always dreamed of making it big in music. His parents may have influenced his love for music, but not the genre: Stevie loves to sing R&B.
Music has always been a source of inspiration for him, and he's on "The Voice" to make that dream a reality. Stevie took the bold step of trying out for "The Voice" in Austin.
He said, "I was nervous that day, too. I got a callback. Then I got another callback. There are some hoops you’ve really got to jump through. But I got there and I just couldn’t be more happy with the results.”
He got his start in music by playing drums and singing in garage rock bands.
“Drums are my first love,” said Rosenbalm. “I just love rhythm and the drums and all the things you can do with it. That’s what called me to R&B, because when I was singing and playing drums, R&B vocals are packed full of those rhythmic aspects that really intrigue me.”
Competition will remain fierce as the show advances, but Rosenbalm said he’s been blown away by the support and reactions he’s received so far, both from home and abroad.
“I’ve been getting so much love and support from social media. And not just social media, when I’m out in town, I’ve had people already asking me for autographs and to take pictures. My friends are like, ‘You really deserve this.’ It’s so awesome to get the support of the community. It makes me feel like I’m going in the right direction.”
Stevie Jo's music is available on iTunes at The Voice, and fans can show their support by downloading them. You can also check him out on his YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. His username is @thesteviep.
Levi Kitchens will be opening for Rosenbalm, and Taylor Heard will lead a question and answer session with him after the concert. A meet and greet event will follow. Tickets are online for $15 at LibertyTyler.com or at the door for $20.