"AS FAR AS I REMEMBER I THOUGHT OF MYSELF AS A GUITARIST; IT WAS SOMETHING I WAS, NOT SOMETHING I WAS TO BECOME. MY FAMILY ENCOURAGED AND NURTURED EVERY ASPECT OF MY ARTISTIC LIFE.
Since my birth, I have felt the guitar to have such a strong unifying force in our family that it impossible for me to imagine how I would have developed outside of my family. We have learned together, played together, lived together and become part of each other. I feel the presence of my father and the embrace of my brothers within the nurturing love of our mother in every fiber of my being in such a strong way that I am sure will continue to bring generations of Romeros devoted to the service of music and the guitar."
~ Pepe Romero, July 19th, 2008