Omar Mendez has been playing guitar since he was 13 years old.
He played in the St. Mary's folk mass choir in Pompton Lakes.
He later organised several rock bands like Frodo and the Hobbits, and "Why" (stolen from the Who).
He had a solo career doing gigs at restaurants and taverns and worked for many years as Omar and Dan doing multiple covers from the 50's throught the 70's.
He is still performing solo acts as well as with the christian rock band, 40 Nights.
influences include; Jerry Garcia, Dave Bromberg,
John Prine, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, the Band and Hot Tuna.