Music has always been an integral part of my life. I grew up in a musical family. My family was poor, and, I couldn’t afford an instrument. When I turned 13, my mother bought me an old Fender Stratocaster from a garage sale. I was so in love with music that I played till my fingers bled. And from that determination, I taught myself to play by ear. And years of playing in bands helped me hohn my skills. Now I have children, I am proud of the fact they are musically inclined. I still am relatively poor, but, I am rich in the love of family and music. I am honored to carry on the tradition of music.