When my father was alive, he was a renowned artist who excelled as both a singer and an accordion player. His talent drew in countless fans that would follow him wherever he performed. As a child, I had the privilege of accompanying him and my older brother to some of his shows. Unfortunately, when I was five and my brother was six, our parents separated and eventually divorced. Despite this, my father remained committed to us and his music career.
As I grew older, my father tried to teach me how to play the accordion, but I was more interested in pursuing a career as a DJ. However, the love for music that he instilled in me never faded, and I always held a deep respect for his artistry. Whenever my father had the chance to visit us in Dallas, TX, he would take us out to eat and regale us with stories of his travels from town to town, city to city, and state to state.
Now that he is no longer with us, I regret not spending more time with him and not taking the opportunity to learn the accordion from him. Nevertheless, I hope that one day I can follow in his footsteps and become one of the world’s greatest singers and accordion players, as the music he shared with us will always remain in my veins.
Biography provided by: Rogelio Guardiola – Son of Gilberto Guardiola