- From Timberville, Virginia. Lives in Pataskala, Ohio.
- Began playing mandolin and singing at age 14.
- 1983, joined the East Coast Bluegrass Band.
- 1994, founded the group Nothin’ Fancy, singing lead and harmony vocals, playing mandolin and serving as the group’s emcee.
- He has won numerous SPBGMA Awards including Entertainer of the Year.
- 2013, released a solo project “The Songs I Sing” on his own label.