He is rarely the lead, with 1991's Bassman's Basement being an exception. He has appeared on several albums, including Nirvana by Bucky Pizzarelli.
He began with classical guitar, but switched to bass at age 9. He began his professional career after moving to Ohio with the Steve Schmidt Trio and later he did a two-year world tour with Count Basie's orchestra. He currently teaches at the University of North Texas.