Keyboard player and singer particularly known for his performances on the Hammond (electric) Organ. He won and was nominated for several Blues Music Awards for his performances with the Phantom Blues Band.
He earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Kansas.
He wrote for a politically-themed blog called Crooks and Liars.
His wife, Candy Howse Finnigan, became famous for her work on the A&E reality series Intervention. The Finnigans raised two children: Kelly and Bridget.
He provided session music for and/or toured with Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Maria Muldaur, and other renowned rock, jazz, and folk musicians.