Oscar, who is of Guatemalan descent brought with him talent and love of music that spring from childhood of playing a variety of instruments since the age of 5. With inspiration from his heritage, Oscar put together a unique mix of heavy metal, clean guitar & mixed with a hint of Latin flavor. As the word gifted doesnt quite embrace his passion, Oscar gives his music a sound and depth not often heard in Rock music, creating a truly signature sound.
MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION
Oscar feels his motivation and inspiration may be from his sub-conscience. What ever the inspiration may be, Oscar finds these qualities in everything from Art, Architecture, Life and other musicians. Ortega attributes most of his passion to his Father, a musician which has been playing for over 50 years and continues to learn and teach others.
Oscar Ortegas life goal, is to be able to express his thoughts and feelings thru his guitar and music, and to perform on stage worldwide.
He is currently working on his solo project, "Fruits of the Mourning" which includes guest appearances with other established musicians from the Treasure Valley. Oscar is also teaching guitar in the styles of Rock, Blues, Neoclassical, Shred and Flamenco.
I do play live and do shows as a solo artist and with my band Kamphire Collective.
I personally love playing my guitar and giving you something you arent used to. :)
Rage Against the machine
Brazilian and Spanish Music (flamenco)
Los Lonely Boys
Buena Vista Social Club
Guns n Roses
Stone Temple Pilots
Metallica (the old stuff)
Goo Goo Dolls
Paganini...im missing alot of people but you get the idea ;-)
Custom Carvin 747
Ibanez RG 7 String
Gibson Sonex Deluxe-180
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Crate Blue Voodoo
Marshal 4x12 amp
Jim Dunlop Guitar Picks
Several Boss Pedals
Yamaha 5 String Bass
Music is my escape from the world and it is my uncensored outlet, I can do and say what I need to express myself. Freedom Exists in Music.