- From New York City. Lives in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
- Began playing bluegrass while at Rutgers University. Formed a band called Bottle Hill.
- Has played mandolin with Tony Trischka and Skyline, Peter Rowan and Tex Logan, the Lynn Morris Band.
- Has also performed with the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera.
- 1998, joined Chris Jones’ band, the Night Drivers.
- 2002, joined Hot Tuna featuring Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassidy (formerly with rock band Jefferson Airplane).
- Also has a band called the Klezmer Cowboys (combining country/bluegrass music with Jewish Klezmer music from Europe.)
- 2016, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York Folk Festival.