American singer-songwriter, musician and producer. Longtime producer of Mary Chapin Carpenter
. He was born November 22, 1953 in Harrisonburg, Virginia and died October 16, 2015 in Rockville, Maryland. Jennings has played guitars (acoustic, electric, slide, lap, steel, and baritone), synthesizers, organ, piano, and percussion, and sung background vocals and/or produced albums for Carpenter, the Indigo Girls, John Gorka, the Rankin Family, Cheryl Wheeler, Janis Ian, Iris Dement, George Jones, Beausoleil, Robin & Linda Williams, Bill Morrissey, and Auldridge, Reid & Coleman.