Music has played a significant role Raul's life. Throughout the day, you might find him cycling through a playlist of artists new to him, discovering amazing music recorded 30-40 years ago with an artistry and virtuosity that he strives to attain. Whether Raul is writing a riff, crafting a lead, or just jamming, you can hear some of the many artists he has burned into his psyche. Whether it's the soulful sounds of Carlos Santana, the exotic scales of Marty Friedman, or the blistering technique of Jeff Loomis, these influences have given him the tools to create his own "works of art".