Ryan Berg brings his soulful voice to the Lakeside Music Series Friday night, September 24, at 7:30 pm.
He last performed in The Shops at Lakeside in August 2018 (along with guitarist Jonan Rigsbee).
On Season 19 of ‘The Voice’ in the fall of 2020, Berg broke through the pack and was prominently featured in commercials for the show.
Singing John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change” on the blind audition show, Berg’s soulful voice prompted both Gwen Stefani and John Legend to click their buzzers.
But before Legend turned his chair around at the completion of the song, Stefani “blocked” him in a move that judges can employ on The Voice only once a season.
Ryan Berg performing Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” at the Lakeside Music Series in August 2018.
Legend’s disappointment was clear, especially after Berg acknowledged Ray Charles as one of his primary influences.
Looking back, Berg is grateful for the experience.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity at a better time,” he told The Dallas Morning News. “It was a blessing. I would’ve been lost without this experience.”
Expect Berg to perform tunes ranging from the blues and jazz to folk and country.