- From Danville, Virginia.
- Began playing banjo at age four–a wooden banjo made by his father.
- At age nine, formed a band called Shallow Creek and made an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
- 2000, won first place at the Merlefest Banjo Contest.
- 2001, released solo album Scarlet Banjo (Rebel) at age 16.
- 2010, released a duet album Old Time Duets (Patuxent) with Tom Mindte.