- Originally from Indiana. Lived in the San Francisco bay area in the early 70’s. Now resides in Nashville.
- 1976, formed a San Francisco group called “Phantoms of the Opry.”
- 1979, joined Tasty Licks, a band that included Jack Tottle and Bela Fleck.
- 1983, formed a Nashville band called The Dreadful Snakes.
- 1984, was a founding member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, playing guitar and singing lead vocals.
- 2000, appeared in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou” and sang on the soundtrack album. He was one of the Soggy Bottom Boys.