Grammy Award-winning musician known for flatpicking acoustic guitar, as well as his skill playing the mandolin and the banjo.
He got his start playing professionally with the blues band, Kentucky Thunder.
He toured with Chris Thile & The How to Grow a Band from 2007 to 2008.
He was brought up in Asheville, North Carolina.
He and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks have both won Grammy Awards in the Best Country Instrumental Performance category and have toured together.