The Amigos deliver foot-stomping, accordion-infused Americana music blending folk-rock, zydeco/cajun, and hot jazz. Rockin' solos, dare-devil harmony singing, and wild western-wear have taken the Amigos from sold-out shows at Lincoln Center to the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Nashville’s Music City Roots.
Fresh off of a six-week tour of China, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, and Vietnam, The Amigos are gearing up for an exciting summer schedule that includes opening for the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Tab Benoit, and performances at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Ola Belle Reed Festival, and Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival.
The Amigos debut full-length album entitled “Diner In The Sky” rose to #14 on the Folk DJ charts in March and is currently being played around the world on the likes of BBC, WXPN, WFUV, and hundreds of AAA and Folk stations. The Amigos were official showcase artists at the 2014 Folk Alliance International conference. You may have seen the Amigos with rising stars like Jon Batiste and Stay Human and Nellie McKay or with music legends like Pete Seeger, Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jim Lauderdale, Ranger Doug, and David Amram.
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING...
"This accordion-based group (yes, accordion!) is updated Americana at its best. Taking mostly folk rock then adding jazz and zydeco-cajun influences, you get music that's impossible not to stomp your feet to (or dance around in happy circles). Plus, their instrument solos pretty much shred it." - The Huffington Post
"Describing themselves as a "hot folk" ensemble, this energetic quartet appeals to the same dancing crowd that flocks to such neo-hot jazz groups as the Stay Human Band and the Hot Sardines. Their excellent new album, "Diner in the Sky," benefits from the production expertise of David Amram, himself a storied veteran of many a jazz-folk-classical music mashup." - Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal
“The Amigos have their own loose-limbed charm...serving up a sprightly mixture of folk, country,
mariachi, and more." - The New Yorker
“...a swinging mash of bluegrass, jazz, Cajun, country and gospel music.”
- San Francisco Chronicle
“The Amigos heat up the joint...” - Time Out NY
“Just totally love that single, love the whole spirit of it... the opening track from Diner In The Sky” - Bob Harris, BBC
“The Amigos are one of our new favorite bands right now. Their blend of nearly every genre of American music, from blues to folk-rock to zydeco and beyond, makes the band an absolute thrill to hear on record and in person." - Elmore Magazine
“The Amigos’ high-energy Americana music blend of country, Cajun/zydeco and jazz has earned them a sold-out series of performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center...” - The Examiner
"If The 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." - John Platt, WFUV
"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." - Gene Shay, WXPN