Bassist, fiddle player and trumpet player best known for being a founding member of the folk rock band The Avett Brothers. He has received Grammy nominations for his playing on albums like 2012's The Carpenter.
He worked as a production assistant for television and film. He later became a music theory teacher at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
He released a solo album under the name New Jersey Transient in 2006.
He married Melanie Crawford. His daughter, Hallie, was diagnosed with a brain tumor at just two years old.