He is an American guitarist and musician born in Fort Dix, New Jersey. After graduation he became a
professional guitarist and played for artists including Bobby Bland and
Gregg Allman. He joined the Amazing Rhythm Aces, Little
Richards band and the Decoys, and has been a long term member of
both bands. He has quoted his
influences as being James Brown, Chet Atkins, Hank Williams Sr, Muddy Waters and The Beatles among many others. He co-produced his wife, Tonya's,
award winning film "When I Find the Ocean".