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  • From Sonora, California. Lives in Garden Valley, California.
  • Plays banjo and guitar.
  • 1974-1989, worked with the Vern Williams Band.
  • 1980-1985, worked with Rose Maddox.
  • 1983-1985, joined High Country.
  • 1984-1986, worked with the Grant Street String Band.
  • 1986-1988, joined the Country Gentlemen.
  • 1990-1995, was a member of the Ricky Skaggs Band.
  • 1995, worked with Kathy Kallick’s Little Big Band.
  • 1996, joined Lonesome Standard Time.
  • 1996, began full-time studio work, also touring and recording as a solo artist.
  • As a writer, his songs have been recorded by Longview, Claire Lynch, The Whites, Tim O’Brien, Crystal Gayle, others.
  • Has performed on albums by Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Claire Lynch, The Chieftains, Chris Jones, others.
  • 2001, played dates with Mac Martin and the Dixie Travelers.
  • 2001, released solo project Distant Land to Roam (Copper Creek).
  • 2007, joined the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band. He also works solo and with long-time friend and collaborator Jim Nunally. He also works with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience.
  • 2013, formed his own group The LittleBand (one word) with musicians Michael Witcher (Dobro™), Josh Tharp (banjo), Luke Abbott (fiddle and mandolin), Steve Swan (bass) and occasionally Blaine Sprouse (fiddle).
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