American songwriter, singer, and guitarist who performed with Bread, a Los Angeles-based rock band of the 1970s.
During his childhood in Tennessee, he was inspired by rockabilly musicians Johnny and Dorsey Burnette, who also happened to be his neighbors.
His albums include Summer Holiday, On the Waters, and Breakin' Up Is Easy.
He was born in Ohio and raised in Tennessee. He married Maria Yolanda Aguayo.
His co-writing credit on the song "For All We Know" earned him an Academy Award; the song was featured in Lovers and Other Strangers, a film starring Cloris Leachman and Beatrice Arthur.