I am a singer/songwriter. I play rhythm guitar. Some of my favorite musicians are Elvis Presley, John Fogerty, Patty Loveless, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sheryl Crowe, and Stevie Nicks. My dad taught me how to play guitar when I was about 12 years old. I have been writing songs since I was about 16. I use to sing in a band, but I am not in a band right now. I teach art to K-8th grade students. My first album was Raphael's Angels, which I recorded in a local recording studio My daughter Tanya and I both sing on the album. My daughter wrote the lyrics for Just Like Thelma & Louise and I wrote the melody. The rest of the songs on the album were written by me. My brother Randy plays lead guitar on all the songs and I am playing the rhythm guitar. My second album Streets of Gold I produced myself at home. I am currently working on a third album.