The Austin 100: Twanguero Recommended if you like Ry Cooder and Ennio Morricone.
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The Austin 100: Twanguero

The Austin 100: Twanguero

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Twanguero will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Valencia, Spain

Genre: Global

Why We're Excited: Spanish guitarist Diego García goes by the name Twanguero — which makes sense, given that he describes his music as "Latin twang." In this case, that means finding a spot somewhere between the flamenco music on which he was raised and the low, percussive rumble of '50s-era Duane Eddy. At first blush, the mostly instrumental "Electric Sunset" could have come out at any point in the last 60 or so years, whether on a dusty 7" or in an ominous scene from a widescreen western, but Twanguero's considerable chops allow him to synthesize styles instead of imitating them.


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