Juno Award-winning songwriter of intimate ballads such as for example “Suzanne” and “Hallelujah.” He released over twelve albums within a profession that spanned in the 1960’s in to the 2010’s. He became leader from the McGill Debating Union while participating in McGill School. He also gained the Chester MacNaghten Literary Competition for his poetry. He spent five years in seclusion on the Mt. Baldy Zen Middle in LA from 1994. He was ordained being a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monk in 1996, acquiring the Dharma name for silence, Jikan. He resided with Marianne C. Stang Jensen Ihlen for some from the 1960s, after that began a romantic relationship with LA musician Suzanne Elrod in the 1970s. He was also in romantic relationships with French professional photographer Dominique Issermann, celebrity Rebecca De Mornay and Anjani Thomas. He previously a son called Adam along with a daughter called Lorca. He was inspired by such literary luminaries as Henry Miller, Walt Whitman and William Butler Yeats.