DIEGO 'EL TWANGUERO' GARCIA
Latin Grammy winner, songwriter, and guitarist Diego “El Twanguero” García is a Spanish guitar virtuoso and pioneer of the Latin-Twang genre that inspired his nickname has played this unique style of music all around the world. El Twanguero has shared stages with acclaimed Latin artists such as Juanes, Calamaro, Fito Paez, Bunbury, Diego El Cigala, Mercedes Sosa, and much more. The late Gabriel Garcia Marquez proclaimed him as a “guitar master.”
El Twanguero is a fire-breathing guitar hero whose work brings to mind the best of Chet Atkins, Les Paul, and Danny Gatton. Rather than court the retro set, however, the 36-year-old musician favors his own rock-infused energy with liberal dashings of garlic and chorizo to arrive at a sound that is exciting, eclectic, and entirely his own.
” I play with a real Spanish heart, but I am not a flamenco player. I am an electric player who plays Spanish music, which is very weird. I think I am the only one in the world who plays that kind of Latin-Twang thing”