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When I was a Kid, I went to a car show and saw a chopped 1951 Mercury pull in. It was completely different than any other car there, and I knew right then thatís what I wanted when I grew up! Around that same time, I had been watching my brothers band play, Igniting the music bug in me, but then I heard Carlos Santana play and I knew I wanted to play guitar like that! The tone, and phrasing like I've never heard before.

Years later, I was driven to merge my two passions of Cars and Guitars, It was like Field of Dreams, if you build it they will come!. My Mercster was finally completed by legendary car builder Gene Winfield.

Since then I've been playing Guitar, and Singing out of my car for Car Shows, Weddings, Outdoor Parties, and even did some videos with my dear friend and lead singer for Santana, Andy Vargas, and have played with other members of Santana, Tower of Power and Malo. I'm also the I'm guitarist for one of the top bay area latin and r & b bands Tortilla Soup.

I play and sing mostly Santana, Classic Rock, and Oldies for your special outdoor event, while playing recorded music in between sets. My Mercster has a full P.A. system, and guitar amp, all built in. I just pull up and play! I'm located in California in the beautiful Monterey bay area but can also travel to other areas.

Here's my info,
Thank you and have a blessed day!
Phillip Retamoza
ph: (831)234-7761 email: Phillr50@aol.com