- From Cincinnatti, Ohio.
- Moved to Nashville in 1986. He played all the bluegrass instruments, spending most of his career working as a sideman. He was also known as a superb harmony singer.
- 1988, worked with the Ricky Skaggs band. Played banjo,
- 1989, worked with Patty Loveless.
- 1999-2013, worked with Kenny Chesney.
- 2007, recorded a solo album Long Monday (Rural Rhythm), produced by Kenny Chesney and Buddy Cannon.
- 2008, made first appearance as a solo act on the Grand Ole Opry.
- 2013, died at the age of 50 of liver failure.