As a six year old kid I was already singing "españolerías" like Joselito, bambucos, danzas, and joropos. At 13, I took guitar lessons in in the "Academia Del Meta" and I was already playing the requinto chiquinquireño when I take my first musical steps on the radio "La Voz Del Llano (The Voice Of The Plains)" on the children's program "El Tio Pepe (Uncle Pepe)"in 1963. As I played the "típle" and the "guitarrra marcante" that was the popular guitar I formed my first trio "Brisas Del Llano (Breezes of the Plains)" when I was fourteen years of age. I was the "guitarra puntera", my brother Hugo was at the maracas and the guiro, and Alirio (el cubiro) Paez- the "guitarra acompañante". We were contracted for house parties and neighborhood bazaars. We were just kids and in some nightclubs we had to be chaperoned by my mom. I already played the harp at sixteen when I found my group "René Devia Y Los Llaneros (Réne Devia And The Cowboys)".