- From Nashville.
- Played banjo with Bill Monroe, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper and other bands.
- For over 20 years, played banjo for Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass. He left Davis in 1987 to start his own band, the Natchez Express.
- Was the “staff banjo player” for the Grand Ole Opry in the early 1960’s.
- Subbed for Earl Scruggs in the Foggy Mountain Boys when Earl was injured in an automobile accident.
- Owns a music shop in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee called “McPeake’s Unique Instruments.”
- 2018, received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the IBMA.
- 2018, released “The Good Times Outweigh the Bad” album (Swift River Music).