1956 – Born on January 10th in Vermillion, South Dakota.
1980 – Started out playing with Austin-based Dixie Diesels and moved to New York City.
1990 – Recorded the album Steady On.
1991 – Won a Grammy award for Steady On (contemporary folk recording).
1992 – Recorded the album Fat City.
1993 – Married to Simon Tassano on September.
1994 – Recorded the album Cover Girl.
1996 – Recorded the album A Few Small Repairs which include the award-winning single Sunny Came Home.
1997 – Married to Mario Erwin on October.
– Big break came singing backup on a Suzanne Vega tour.
1998 – Won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year ("Sunny Came Home").
2001 – Appeared in the movie Heartbreakers.