Multi-instrumentalist most widely known for his use the alternative rock-band Keeping track of Crows. He went to junior senior high school in San Pedro, California and was in several rings, including one known as Slide Stream. He was nominated for an Academy Honor for Best First Music in 2004 for his focus on the music Accidentally in Like from Shrek 2. He continues to be married and offers several kid. He and frontman Adam Duritz are both people of Keeping track of Crows.