Tonie Barde, nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and a native of Roanoke, VA, started his journey at an early age: he first experimented with recording in the 3rd grade using Sound Recorder on an eMachine running Windows 98.
His first instrument was an alto sax in middle school. Sadly, he let the zealous demands of an instructor drive him away from the only true passion and purpose in his life.
For years, Tonie let his lack of direction and purpose destroy his will and soul. Then GarageBand for iOS happened, and after cosmic intervention he found his way back to the source that feeds the meaning to his existence: music is life.