American singer who released hit singles like "Spiders & Snakes" and "Swamp Witch."
He grew up in a musical family and taught himself how to play a variety of instruments, including the guitar, piano, harmonica, and banjo.
His song "Spiders & Snakes" was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. in 1974.
He was brought up in Eloise, Florida.
He and contemporary artist Rihanna have both had records attain Gold certification.