Alonso Vega was born and raised in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California. He has been on the west coast ever since and now resides in San Diego. The youngest son of Mexican parents, he grew up listening to a wide variety of music from his mother's traditional Mexican recordings, to his father's classic rock collection, and the boom-box bangers from his older sister's Hip Hop and Pop albums. When he first picked up the guitar at age 12, his first musical influences were grunge, blues, and church music (his father was the head of the church choir). Ever since, he has taken his guitar with him everywhere he goes, including a tour in Afghanistan while in the Marine Corps, writing about his experiences along the way. His music has become a quiet blend of his varied influences and his lyrics a reflection of his own life.