- From Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- An innovative banjo player who made two popular banjo albums in the mid-1960’s: “Twelve Shades of Bluegrass” and “New Sounds in Bluegrass: Bluegrass Banjo with Strings” (MGM Records.)
- Worked briefly with Bill Monroe in 1958.
- Performed on the Grand Ole Opry with Walter Forbes and the Lonesome Travelers. Norman Blake was also in that band.
- Retired from music in 1967.