- From the San Francisco Bay area. Originally from Athens, Ohio.
- A highly regarded flat-pick guitarist.
- 1988-1991, worked with Laurie Lewis and Grant Street.
- 1991-1997, worked with Tim O’Brien and the O’Boys.
- Has since worked with Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Tony Furtado, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Sharon Gilchrist, Kleptograss, other bands. Also performs as a solo act.
- He has released two solo projects on Rounder Records: No Hurry (1990) and Dreamer’s Waltz (1996).
- He is editor or Acoustic Guitar magazine.