Vocalist and guitarist most widely known for his use the critically-acclaimed American indie rock-band Grandaddy. Following the band’s break up in 2005, he released single albums like 2009’s Yours Truly, the Commuter. He was created in Modesto, California and was a sponsored skateboarder. He supplied vocals for the monitor “Slipstream” by digital music duo The Crystal Technique. His parents divorced when he was seven yrs . old. He collaborated with Risk Mouse and Sparklehorse on this year’s 2009 record Dark Nights the Soul.