From Buehl, Germany. Lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
He learned guitar as a teenager and began performing country music in Germany in various cover bands.
Studied classical guitar at the Stuttgart Conservatory of Music.
2003, emigrated to the U.S. on a Diversity Immigrant Visa program.
After coming to Nashville, he worked with singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier and also with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra, eventually producing an album for her. He has also worked with and produced albums for Bobby Bare, Maura O’Connell, David Olney, Kim Richey and others.
His songwriting credits include several bluegrass songs including “Around the Corner” (Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive) and “Carolina Wind” (Irene Kelley). He teaches a songwriting class at Belmont University.