Scott Mateo Davies began studying guitar at age nine. Upon completing high school, he traveled extensively for four years, performing as a folk singer in diverse venues in London, Casablanca, Stockholm and New Delhi. After returning to Minneapolis, Davies founded the pop group 'The Rogues,' touring the Midwest for the next eleven years. While on the road, he began playing classical guitar. In 1982, Davies moved to Madrid where he began intensively studying flamenco guitar. Davies returns to Spain each year to continue his studies and to perform. Two of his performances have been broadcast on Radio Nacional de España. From 1986 to 1998 Davies was the featured guitarist and 'ud player for Voices of Sepharad, a musical group dedicated to performing the music and dance of Spanish Jewish culture. In May of 1995, Voices of Sepharad received the prestigious Robert and Adelle S. Blank Jewish Arts Award, at a special awards ceremony in New York. Mateo has been featured guitarist for the Chicago company- The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater since 1989. He makes frequent guest appearances with flamenco companies throughout the United States. He is featured on recordings with numerous artists and in 1995 he released his first solo recording 'Paths of Convergence' to critical acclaim. In 1999, Mateo was involved in the independent film project 'Puente de Almas.' He was the featured guitarist and arranged the ensemble music. In 2000, he created 'RaiActionCollective,' an ensemble performing flamenco influenced North African Rai music. That same year he and his wife, dancer Colette Marie Illarde, started their own company, FUEGO Flamenco. Mateo and Colette were featured finalists on FOX Television's '30 Seconds to Fame' in July, 2002. 2003 highlights include: solo concerts throughout the Midwest, accompanying the legendary Spanish Gypsy flamenco dancer Manolete in four concerts at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Chicago in July, a September performance at the Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago) with the Spanish group 'Taller de Compas,' performing as featured guitarist with famed Iranian singer Sattar, also in September. Finally, in November 2003, Mateo presented a concert at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis in celebration of the release of his second solo recording:'Caravana Flamenca, a Flamenco Journey.' He is excited about the original material contained on the new CD as well as his surprize arrangements of more familiar things. 'This album is indeed a Flamenco Journey...Bienvenido!' Spanish.