Grammy Award-winning musician known for flatpicking classical guitar, aswell as his skill taking part in the mandolin as well as the banjo. He got his begin playing professionally using the blues music group, Kentucky Thunder. He toured with Chris Thile & The How exactly to Grow a Music group from 2007 to 2008. He was raised in Asheville, NEW YORK. He and Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks possess both received Grammy Honours in the very best Country Instrumental Overall performance category and also have toured together.