He began his musical career playing drum set in Indiana"s punk rock scene, then moved to Boston in 1985 and switched to guitar. 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.
He led the indie rock band Antenna and released his first solo album, Vestavia, in 1999. In 2007 Strohm released another full length album, Everyday Life.
Strohm currently works for the Nashville law firm Loeb & Loeb Limited Liability Partnership as Senior Counsel in their Music Industry practice.