Haig grew up in Setauket, and got his first guitar soon after he heard the Beatles. He described it as a Sears no-name guitar with strings an inch off the fretboard. Over the years, Haig played in various bands on Long Island such as The Shutdowns, The Clansmen, The Serfs , The Otto & Horace Incident, The Christopher Snivley Cosby Blues Band, and Vertical Horizon. "We never really knew how good or bad we were, but we sure had fun." His major influences are the Beatles, Steely Dan, or anything "tasty". Besides his band work, Haig also performs as a solo artist, does some recording, and gigs with his "long-time music buddies".