Prolific recording artist who never dug the contemporary sounds of his youth and instead gravitated to classic rock and roll.
He used to play in local rock and roll bands in Syracuse, New York. His first guitar was a Sears & Roebuck acoustic model that was purchased when he was 14.
His songs were featured in Scrubs, Parenthood, and many other TV shows.
He was the 10th of 12 children. His family was a working-class Irish-American clan.
He collaborated with John Mayer on the Can't Stop Thinking Bout You video.