Songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist remembered for his 1977 Billboard # 26 strike pop track, “Ariel.” Another of his singles, “Lucky Celebrities,” became a high ten hit in britain. He analyzed music at the town College of NY, where he was trained from the famed guitarist David Bromberg. His tunes were included in many bands, like the Barenaked Women and Ben Folds Five. He grew up in Paramus, NJ, where he started playing your guitar at age nine. He and his wife, Alison, became parents to a child named Hannah and a son. He went to the same university as Ervin Drake.