- Guitarist and singer from Berkeley, California.
- Former editor of the Folk Music magazine “Sing Out!”
- 1978, formed a duo with Howie Tarnower (mandolin) called the Fiction Brothers.
- Former member of High Country.
- 1986, recorded a guitar duet album with Eric Thompson.
- 2001, joined a California band called The Bluegrass Intentions. Also performs with The Earls, the Aux Cajunals, and the Blue Flame Stringband.
- 2002, released solo project Wooden Man: Old Songs From The Southern School (no label).
- He is a Zen Buddhist priest.