- From Scottsdale, Arizona. Moved to Nashville in 1989.
- 1985, formed Weary Hearts band with Ron Block, Eric Uglum and Butch Baldassari. Played bass.
- 1991-1992, played banjo with Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time.
- 1992-2005, played bass with the Del McCoury band.
- 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, won IBMA award for Bass Player of the Year.
- He was a regular member of The Sidemen, a group that performed on Tuesday nights at Nashville’s Station Inn.
- Since leaving the Del McCoury Band, he has worked in dozens of bands including 18 South (with Jon Randall), Dale Ann Bradley, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Tim O’Brien and Vince Gill. He performs regularly at the Station Inn.
- 2012, received the first IBMA Momentum Award for Mentor of the Year.