American country singer who was simply a founding person in both Southern rock-band Outlaws and the united states band BlackHawk. He began playing music gigs when he was 17 yrs . old at senior high school folk celebrations as well as the 18th String Espresso Home and Music Emporium in Tampa. He opened up for Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1974 using the music group Outlaws. He grew up on a plantation along with his two sisters in Hurley, NY. Like Bob Dylan, he performed his music for the streets to produce a living while producing demos for Epic Information.