Cherokee was born and raised in a loving, German descended family in Wisconsin. He absorbed a love of accordion music and beer during his childhood (it being Wisconsin where he lived) and came to recognize fairly early on that he was destined for a life of repressed non-genius. Although college educated with an advanced degree in a field that he now wishes was something more scientific, Cherokee’s true nature is that of the long-haul, over-the-road truck driver. Is it his introverted nature? Or is it more of a sociopathy? No one will ever know. Certainly not Cherokee who is simply and purely focused on finding ways and places to sing with others. For him, it is all about the harmony.