"The Tres Amigos have their own loose-limbed charm...serving up a sprightly mixture of folk, country, mariachi, and more."
"The Amigos are one of the hottest new bands to come to my attention. Singing, playing, dancing around the mic in bright matching shirts ... they have a visual thing going on that most bands lack... more fun and exciting than anything I could have imagined. They are new and refreshing, and I'm very proud of presenting them."
"If The Tres Amigos don't win you over with their toe-tapping, genre-busting music mix or their infectious enthusiasm, they'll get you with their matching western shirts."
"Their harmonies are so in tune they defy technology... great swinging bebop solos, and every idiom done with love and understanding."
The Amigos Band (formerly The Tres Amigos) is a collective dedicated to performing and creating American music through the traditions of collaboration and improvisation. Built on the belief that all strains of American music are branches of the same tree, they return to their roots and bring together every form from bluegrass to jazz, with intricate vocal harmony and a style all their own. The Amigos Band has appeared in recent performances with Pete Seeger, David Amram, New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Nellie McKay. They recently gave sold-out performances at New York City’s Lincoln Center and their semi-regular "The Amigos Band Presents" series at New York's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola has appeared in previews and critics picks in the New Yorker magazine and the Village Voice.
In 2013 the Amigos were chosen to serve as American cultural ambassadors for the American Music Abroad program by the U.S. Department of State. Their multi-country cultural exchange program will include public concerts, interactive performances with local traditional musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews and performances. The Amigos will appear on Nashville’s Music City Roots in summer of 2013 and are currently working on an album in collaboration with iconic New York composer, musician, and “beat,” David Amram for release in spring of 2014.