- Originally from Grant County, Indiana. Lived for many years in Nashville (rented a house from Earl Scruggs). Currently lives in North Carolina.
- A Nashville session musician (guitar and banjo); performed regularly with The Sidemen.
- Formerly a member of the Nashville Grass and Lonesome Standard Time.
- Heroes: Uncle Dave Macon and Earl Scruggs.
- Was a close friend of Scruggs. Helped him regain his strength following hip surgery by working out with him on a regular basis.
- 1993, released A Touch of the Past album (Pinecastle).
- 1996, joined John Hartford’s String Band.
- 1998, released “Glad Reunion Day” album (RME).
- 2008, released “Three Fingers and a Clawhammer” album with LeRoy Troy and Terry Eldridge (no label).