My house always had music on. We woke up to the morning radio, did our chores to mariachi music, did our homework to cumbias and cha cha chas, and went to bed singing church songs. It wasn’t uncommon for us to gather in the living room, my sister with her guitar, my mother and father singing leads, and me singing the harmonies, playing the violin or playing the piano. We entertained ourselves on hour 13 hour road trips from Las Vegas to El Paso by singing church hymns or clapping along to the radio. Given this, it was natural for me to want to want to delve deeper into the world of music. I began playing the piano at 8 years old and then the violin at 12 years old. I soon discovered that, although I loved both instruments, what moved me the most was singing. It gave me the opportunity to connect with others on another level, a human level. I started fronting bands at the ripe old age of 19. I then started auditioning for casino gigs and became a gondolier for the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. I continued my singing until my father died suddenly from congestive heart failure. This silenced my voice and my music for about 5 years. Now , I am feeling ready to get back to my music and make my father proud. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement. Let the comeback begin!