I am from the planet Canada, originally. I grew up not far from Toronto. Some say I still haven't grown up. Everybody's heard of Toronto. So that makes it easy. Now I live in the USA. It's a long story. I play the guitar and I write music. I guess, when I think about it, I write mostly 3 types of music:
1) Eclectic, quirky rock music - Industry types would call it alternative. That means they don't know what the hell it is. Alternative is a meaningless word. Alternative to what? I think my music is an alternative to alternative. But that doesn't tell you anything about it. You just have to listen. You can do that here.
2) Solo guitar music. It's influenced by many styles of solo guitar music - flamenco, bluegrass, classical guitar, and guys like Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges (R.I.P.) and Tommy Emmanuel and many others. If you want to play it on your guitar, you'll be able to download the sheet music in both notation and tab (visit the "store" page).
3) Jazz-Rock-Latin-Funk-Fusion or something like it. Isn't jazz dead? Like poetry? No, almost, but no, still breathing. But it keeps changing, as it should. It was once like pop music in America. Everybody listened to it. It was on the AM Radio. People went to clubs and danced to it. Rock and Roll almost killed it. It retreated to little clubs in the big cities and to the music departments of the universities. That's a shame. 'Cause Art Blakey said "Music washes away the dust of everyday life", and he was right.
So if you have some time, poke around ...