Raised in a family of musicians, El Caminante began playing saxophone, guitar and accordion at a young age, his early influences being the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Who and Jethro
Tull . He first recorded with Dave Staigle, on his first album in 1980 and on another in 2010. Along the way, picking up the mandolin and banjo, he hooked up with Willie Carmichael,
and in 2003, collaborated on the first 2 of his studio CD's. While living in Bend, OR he played with the Free Radicals, and performed in several "Docs of Rock" shows. With Ojos
Feos, El Caminante lends his background in blues and Americana music and grooves out funky and rhythmic bass lines. He also contributes on guitar, mandolin and composition.