Prolific pianist who has appeared on more than 60 albums during his career, such as the 2005 solo album "Blue West". He has dabbled in a wide array of musical styles, including jazz and bluegrass.
He graduated with a B.A. degree from Harvard University.
He received a Grammy nomination for his 2000 live album "Live from Montana".
He married a woman named Patty, with whom he has run their small business The Great Northern Bed and Breakfast.
He co-wrote the song "Struttin' My Stuff" as a member of blues guitarist Elvin Bishop's band.