Singer, guitarist, and founding member of the grunge act Local H, the group known for the song "Bound for the Floor."
He met the other original Local H members while still in high school.
In 2013 he was mugged while touring in Russia and lost his voice, which caused him to cancel the tour.
He was born and raised in Zion, Illinois.
He and his bandmates were heavily influenced by Seattle grunge acts like Kurt Cobain's Nirvana.