Lou and Peter Berryman have been writing lyrics, composing melodies, and recording songs for over 25 years. They had their first band (a folky band) in high school in 1964. Then, in college, they had their second band (a jug band). They became a full-time musical duo in Madision, Wisconsin in 1977. In 1980, they recorded their first of twelve original albums. The Yah Hey CD features original songs about Wisconsin.
A fabric and fiber artist with a degree in art history, Lou Berryman plays piano-accordion and button accordion, piano, harpsichord, banjo, viola de gamba, saxophone, lute, and guitar. She writes the melodies for the duo's music. Peter Berryman plays 12 string guitar and writes the lyrics for their music. He has been an illustrator and photographer.