Most well known as the guitarist for the indie folk band Fleet Foxes. He has also fronted Crystal Skulls and Poor Moon as both a guitarist and vocalist. He officially joined Fleet Foxes in 2008 and would join the band on hit albums like 2017's Crack-Up.
He first became known as a member of the band Scientific. The group released the debut album From the Nest of Idea in 2002.
He is a former member of David Bazan's Pedro the Lion and the indie pop band Danielson.
His parents, Ed and Gloria, celebrated their 50 year anniversary in August of 2016.
As a member of Fleet Foxes, he performed alongside Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Casey Wescott, and Morgan Henderson.