Tom Bertling, a.k.a. “smootmahooty,” is a fulltime working musician. He has been playing around Phoenix and Northern Arizona for the last 30 years in various ensembles and is now a solo artist. Number 8 of 12 children, Tom was raised in Delphos, a small town in northern Ohio. His earliest musical influences were listening to his grandmother play guitar and sing old songs from the 20’s and 30’s. With an appreciation for all kinds of musical styles, Toms’ original music cannot be categorized. He does a little bit of everything and he calls it “Mutt Music.” As a result, he has 6 CD’s of original music. Tom had the honor of being featured twice in the Tempe Center for the Arts “Songwriter’s Showcase.” Both showcases can be seen currently on PBS.