Jose Feliciano

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Musician, Songwriter, Vocalist

Jose Feliciano is one of the most recognized and loved guitarists worldwide. Jose’s unique style and approach to songwriting and guitar playing is accessible yet technically brilliant. At a very early age, Jose started playing concertina and cuatro before moving onto the guitar. As a teenager, Jose was playing in bands including early exposure on the talent show the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. Jose went on to play and gain popularity in  Argentina. This served to open the US market, with Jose becoming extremely popular with his rearrangement of popular songs including Light My Fire and California Dreaming. This was but the start to a long and fruitful career for Jose that has garnered numerous Grammys and a worldwide following.