Violinist, mandolin player, pedal steel player, guitarist and composer from Leonia (NJ, USA) born in 1957. His first band was Quacky Duck and His Barnyard Friends. In 1975 he was asked to tour with Bob Dylan. Then he started The Alpha Band together with some other members of Bob Dylan's band. He also was a member of Bruce Hornsby And The Range for a short time. When The Alpha Band broke up he continued his career as session musician for among others Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett and Johnny Cash.