Paleface was schooled musically by underground icon Daniel Johnston, and soon discovered at an NYC open mic, by Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5) , who managed him for 8 years. He's released albums for Polygram and Sire records, as well as indie labels Ramseur and now defunct but once mighty Shimmy Disc. He’s been called a major musical influence by a wide range of artists including BECK and The Avett Brothers. He has collaborated & appeared on three of The Avett’s albums, most notably as the “4th thief” on their album Four Thieves Gone. Additionally, Paleface is a visual artist, and his bright & bold music-lyric inspired paintings are collected by fans worldwide.