Lead singer and guitarist for the seminal 1980’s indie rock-band The Substitutes. His music group, known for traditional albums like Allow it End up being and Very happy to Match Me, is known as perhaps one of the most important American indie rock and roll bands of their own time. He proved helpful being a janitor for U.S. Senator David Durenberger through the 70’s. Being a single artist, he supplied music for the soundtrack to and constructed the rating for Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film Singles. He wedded Zuzu Petals guitarist Laurie Lindeen. He employed Vandals drummer Josh Freese as the touring drummer for The Substitutes throughout their 2013-2014 reunion displays.