Academy Award champion and co-founder, bassist, keyboardist, and songwriter for the music group Breads from 1968 until 1971, and he was replaced by Larry Knechtel. He used The Pleasure Good prior to as being a member of Breads; the band’s just album was created and organized by future Breads bandmate David Gates. He racked up several songwriting credits for such performers as Jimmy Griffin, The Remingtons, Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Michael Montgomery, Randy Travis, Billy Burnette, as well as the Finnigan Brothers. His family members had significant amounts of traditional music throughout the house while he was developing up, which he paid attention to avidly. He and Jimmy Griffin had written the lyrics for the Academy Award-winning music, For All WE REALIZE, for the film Enthusiasts and Additional Strangers, that was Diane Keaton’s film debut.