Operation Encore: Soldiers, Stories, and Songs

Episode #19 - Missile Maintainer Angel Santiago - A Journey Back To Music

April 29, 2021 Operation Encore Season 1 Episode 19
Operation Encore: Soldiers, Stories, and Songs
Episode #19 - Missile Maintainer Angel Santiago - A Journey Back To Music
Show Notes

Meet Angel "Nolo" Santiago -- the kind of man who sets his mind to a task and overcomes all obstacles to make it happen.  A native of Puerto Rico , Angel had music in his life from a young age. He began playing a nylon-string guitar in grade school and steadily increased his skill through high school as he waited on weekly TV shows to pick up tips and tricks from the likes of Eddie Van Halen.  One day after college as he was taking garbage out for a local restaurant, he decided he needed to adjust his vector in life and  joined the Air Force, "one of the best decisions [he] ever made"...despite some slight  misrepresentations of truth from the local recruiter.  During his conversation with Guy and Adam, Angel describes his initial culture shock to middle America, how he had to send his pregnant wife back to Puerto Rico during training, and how music always has always had  a heavy influence on his life.  His guitar doesn't sit in a closet, but like him, is "always plugged in, ready to go."   During the podcast,  Angel performs three of his newest songs -- two that are exclusive to the podcast, and one that was recorded at Adam Rossi Studios and is available at your favorite streaming service.

Ayer
Insinto Animal
Enloquecer

You can find out more about Angel on Operation Encore website, or through his handle on Instagram and Facebook:  @nolo.oficial

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