Oscar started to play at age 14 with an electric stratocaster to the tunes of Nirvana, HOWEVER that all changed when his grandpa Enrique Cano, a flamenco guitarist himself gave him his first guitar a few weeks before passing away.
Oscar eventually welcomed and took on the challenge of this BEAUTIFUL STYLE of music and teaching himself how to play flamenco with the basic guidance from his grandpa. He had learned the basics of the Bulerias, sevillanas and Rumbas compas, along with the scales.
He has accompanied several dancers in chicago and salt lake city where he currently resides with his son. His focus is mainly Flamenco solo performance, however he also plays for dancers, singers as well as other styles of music such as Vals criollo, Tango, and Classical Music.
His biggest influences aside from his beloved grandpa are: Nino Miguel de la cruz (Tomatito’s uncle), Agustin Barrios, Francisco Tarrega, Astor Piazzolla. His performing guitars are: Alvarez Yairi Classical CY118 (Classical Guitar) Salvador Castillo Negra Flamenco Concert. He uses the Cordoba Line for practice and playing his rumbas.