Founding person in the alternative rock and roll outfit 10,000 Maniacs who performed guitarist and had written a lot of their early tracks. He founded 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, but remaining the group in 1986 because of differences. He’s one-half from the folk duo John and Mary. He was created and elevated in Jamestown, NY. He originally remaining 10,000 Maniacs in huge part due to creative variations with vocalist Natalie Vendor, as he rejoined the music group after her departure.