Bassist and founding person in the country rock-band the Traveling Burrito Brothers and who in addition has worked with performers like Nancy Sinatra. He fulfilled his upcoming bandmate Gram Parsons in LA where both had been inspired with the melding of bluegrass, folk, and pop genres. He proved helpful being a prolific program musician, documenting with Linda Ronstadt and Leon Russell, amongst others. He and his wife Karen Sure acquired two sons. He toured within Willie Nelson’s music group for approximately eight years.