- From Montgomery, Alabama. Lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
- 1971, a founding member of the New Grass Revival (left the group in 1981). Played guitar and Dobro™.
- Has also performed with Leon Russell, John Hartford, Vassar Clements, Norman and Nancy Blake, Doc Watson, many others.
- 1995, won Grammy for his participation on the “Great Dobro Sessions” CD, produced by Jerry Douglas.
- 2000, performed on the “O Brother Where Art Thou” soundtrack.
- 2001, recorded and performed with The Larry Keel Experience and Soul Grass.