- From Spencer County, Kentucky
- 1972, played guitar with the Bluegrass Alliance.
- 1975, played guitar and sang lead with J.D. Crowe and the New South.
- 1977, joined Spectrum (with Bela Fleck, Jimmy Gaudreau and Mark Schatz).
- During his time off as a musician, he worked as an insurance auditor and raised his family.
- 2006, released an album of original songs “The Human Condition” with a group called the Mountain Music Machine.