Known to be among the leading figures in the bluegrass revival from the 1970s. He offered in the Military before getting incredibly worked up about music. He give up college when he was 16 therefore he could play mandolin within a music group. He performed backup for most performers, including Johnny Money, June Carter Money, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez. He utilized to play music along with his wife Nancy. After their relationship, they continued producing music jointly. He caused many greats, including Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson, and Ralph Stanley.