John Strohm (musician)

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John Strohm (or John P. Strohm, born March 23, 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana) is an American musician, singer, and lawyer. He began his musical career playing drum set in Indiana's punk rock scene, then moved to Boston in 1985 and switched to guitar.[1] With Juliana Hatfield and Freda Love (then Freda Boner) he co-founded the indie rock trio Blake Babies in 1986. In 1994 the band Velo-Deluxe with Strohm as the frontman released their only album Superelastic through Mammoth Records. Strohm also played drums in The Lemonheads from 1987 - 1989 and guitar during the years 1993-1994 and 1996-1997.[2] He led the indie rock band Antenna[3] and released his first solo album, Vestavia, in 1999.[4] In 2007 Strohm released another full-length album, Everyday Life.[5]

From 2011 to 2017, Strohm worked for the Nashville law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP as Senior Counsel in their Music Industry practice.[6] In late 2017, he was named President of Rounder Records.[7]


  1. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "John P Strohm". allmusic. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  2. ^ Peisner, David (March 2010). "How to Get a 'Head in Business". Spin. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Jim (8 April 1999). "Indie rocker finds roots". The Boston Globe.
  4. ^ Perry, Jonathan. "Lone ranger". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on 11 February 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  5. ^ Graham, Andy (22 July 2007). "John Strohm celebrating 'Everyday Life'". The Herald-Times.
  6. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "John Strohm, Lawyer (And Former Blake Babies Guitarist), Named Senior Counsel at Loeb & Loeb". Billboard. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  7. ^ Nicholson, Jessica. "John Strohm Named Rounder Records President". MusicRow. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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