Chad started playing music at the ripe old age of 8...

By age 12 he had established enough of a reputation to get asked to perform at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, TN. and then at the Grand Ole Opry with Charlie Collins and Brother Oswald. It wasn't too long after that his family moved from Florida to Upstate New York where he played with "Wheeler Creek" a band that made the 1000 Islands region believe in and love bluegrass music. While playing with them, Chad got noticed by banjo innovator Bill Keith, who asked him to tour with him for the next year. After coming of the road with Keith, Chad took a small hiatus from the music scene focusing on his education. In 1998, he toured Holland, Germany and Belgium with Stan Tyminski(Dan's brother)and Rustic Blue. This was the springboard that set him back on the trail to being a full time musician.

In the years since he has worked as a side man playing dobro, banjo, mandolin or guitar with artists James King and Dave Adkins. In his collective 39 years of playing music Chad has appeared on stage with artists The Lonesome River Band, Del Reeves, Boxcar Willie, The Gibson Brothers, Bill Harrell, and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.