Country star and multi-instrumentalist best known for inventing the electric banjo. He became famous for his regular appearances on TV shows like "The Tonight Show".
He was raised in Spartanburg and first performed on WORD AM radio at age ten.
He has twice won the Instrumentalist of the Year award at the Music City Awards.
His mother worked at a cotton mill for thirty-five years.
He played in Porter Wagoner's band Wagon Masters from 1962-1973.