- From New Castle, Pennsylvania.
- Mandolinist and composer of gospel songs. He is the son of a preacher.
- Several of his songs have been recorded by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The Lewis Family, Southern Rail and others.
- 1995, 1999, voted “Bluegrass Artist of the Year” by the International Country Gospel Music Association.
- 1990-2004, performed with a group called Mountain Therapy.