Among the founding associates of and bassist for Phish, the favorite jam music group, alongside Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, and Jeff Holdsworth. He was inspired by bluegrass, calypso, and traditional Jewish music; he and his bandmates founded Phish while these were participating in the School of Vermont. He released a single record, Inside In, in 2003. His mom, Marjorie Minkin, was an abstract painter, and his dad, Robert Gordon, was the creator, aswell as former Leader and CEO, of Shop 24, the brand new England convenience shop chain. He joined up with the Tempo Devils in August 2006 using the Grateful Deceased drummer Mickey Hart.