American Folk I tried to learn how to play guitar from an encyclopedia but had more success learning from a Glen Campbell beginner book. I also learned from watching a beginning folk guitar show once a week on public television.
Southern Rock I spent most of college life playing folk guitar. After college that I joined my first southern rock band with my brother-in-law. Last rock band was with the Land Sharks Band and Homegrown in 2005-2006.
Latin I loved listening to Latin music while growing up. My first paying gigs were with the several Latin bands (Latin Connection, Los Latinaires, Latin Touch & Latino Pride) playing electric guitar and keyboards. We played a lot of weddings! Occasionally played at the Iowa State Fair.
R&B I love to play this style while in the Latin bands. It felt natural to switch to it since we had enough percussion to pull it off in the Latin band.
Reggae My friend Rick Dressler enlightened me to this style and also talked me into playing keyboards with a band. I felt like fish out of water until I learned to play "bubbles" on the keyboard. Then it became more natural.
Traditional Tagalog Folk In 2005 I learned the traditional Philippine folk songs to play for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. These are deeply rooted songs from my childhood. I've added more to play for Asian Festivals.
Songrise CD 2006 December 2006 marks the release of my first CD. It contains Febrero which I wrote back in the 80's. The rest of the songs were written from 2001 through 2006. Most of them were "road tested" from hosting various Open Mics and Open Jams. Diamante Corto recorded in December 2006 was the most recent. I also signed up with SNOCAP to help distribute my songs.