Best known as the bassist of the rock band Kansas, he also recorded three albums with a 1980s band called Streets. He and guitarist Mike Slamer later formed a Florida-based rock group called Seventh Key.
He joined Kansas in the mid-1980s, right before the band released its tenth album, Power.
He and several of his Kansas band mates started a side music project called Native Window.
He served as a music manager for 3 Story Fall, a band established by his son.
He and rock drummer Phil Ehart were both members of Kansas.