World Inspired Spanish Guitar
His musical journey began as a Professional Yachtsman. It took him virtually around the world. His Passion for Spanish Guitar was first inspired in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico by the duet, "Latcho and Andrea" as they conducted a passionate, and free spirited Spanish/Flamenco performance on his yacht.
From Mexico, Kuya Kano continued to travel around the world to various places from Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia. In the Philippines, he was tagged with the name Kuya Kano; "Kuya", a word respectfully addressing one as "big brother", and "Kano", slang word for American.
Kuya Kano released his first album, "Imagine The Life" in 2012. The collection of songs were inspired by his 12 years of traveling around the world. In 2013, Kuya Kano released "Places I Dream Of", the continued story of his world travels. A third album entitled "No Compass" is scheduled to be released in late 2018.
Kuya Kano has been featured on television in the Philippines on the popular Ryzza Mae Show. He has also been featured on "The Business Side of Music", "The Advocate Radio" show and locally featured in the "Toledo Newspaper".
Kuya Kano is a member of ASCAP, currently based in Puerto Princesa, Palawan in the Philippines.
All recordings on the album, "Imagine The Life" are Copyright 2012, and 2013 for "Places I Dream Of" by the United States Copyright Office.
"Performing Solo Flamenco Guitar, Kuya Kano is one of the reasons that any Toledoan can be proud of that fact that litterally every genre of music is represented in our city.
Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Orlando FL.
"Great Vibe", The music wasn't too loud, and it fit our Spanish Tapas theme PERFECTLY!
Chihuahua's Mexican Grill, Makati Philippines
"The REAL DEAL!" We only wish we had more seats available when Kuya Kano performed for us.
Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast, Palawan, Philippines
Kuya Kano gave an amazing performance at our Salakat Cafe. We have been playing his CDs on our sound system throughout our resort ever since. His music brings the right Ambiance to our eco-friendly environment.
Higher Ground Coffee Shop, Pemberville Ohio
Kuya Kano has been a regular performer for our "Taco Thursdays". He brings the place to life with his music and we see many repeat customers when he performs. -Love his stories that go along with his songs.
Soundtrek 2013 Toledo Ohio
Kuya Kano brought the world to Toledo when he opened for Raq The Cashbah at our summer music festival. The flamenco music and dancing was a unique treat for this event.