I grew up playing the drums. In my mid twenties - I started a band called the Baseboard Heaters with my childhood friend and musical collaborator - Matt Brown. We released two albums and toured all over the US playing some incredible venues including The House of Blues & and Troubadour in LA. I went on to write and play in several more acts including Rob Stroup & The Blame (Now Berto & The Balme) and Moody Little Sister - a collaboration with the amazingly talented Naomi Sparrow (Now performing as Rooster Blackspur). Moody Little Sister ended it's nearly 10 year run just recently and I am in the process of writing a new album for Berto & The Blame. A group that I am forming with a band of folks from the Southwest.