Back by popular demand for a night never to forget in the Bizon:
THE DON DIEGO TRIO!!!
Don Diego Geraci: guitar and vocals
Andy Caligaris: drums
Giulio Farinelli: double bass
The Don Diego Trio rose from the ashes of the band Adels, a neo-rockabilly band founded in 1994 by Diego Geraci. After that group was disbanded, Diego decided to embark on a new solo project in a more traditional country style. Thanks to their collaboration with multiple agents (Surfing Airlines, BWC Music, Billy Booking, 88 Booking) and the band members’ own skill in booking gigs, the group’s horizons expanded beyond the Italian borders to encompass the rest of Europe – and, just a few years later, the United States.
The sound of the band is focused on Diego’s guitar work. He is a a twang fanatic, a master of the telecaster and has a deep knowledge of the “Travis Picking” technique. All these skills literally flow into their show, passing from the classic Bakersfield Country, to the Texas Western Swing, into the traditional rockabilly feel without forgetting the land from where he comes from, the Sicily island (and it means that a lot of “South Italy” flavour is guaranteed during their performances).
In addition to their own shows, the musicians also offer their services as a backing band for other artists, usually Americans, at various festivals. This particular skill has ensured the Don Diego Trio a place at some of the genre’s most important festivals and collaborations with some of the most prominent artists on the scene today.
In addition to their focus on rockabilly, country and honky tonk music, the band is also working on a parallel project of traditional surf music and 1960s instrumental rock’n’roll, called The Coguaros, in which the musicians transform into their alter egos by putting on Mexican luchadores masks. This double life allows the Don Diego Trio to offer more shows, greater availability to a wider range of festivals, and to broaden their horizons beyond their origins as a band.
The Don Diego Trio has been nominated in the category of “Best Rockabilly Band” for three consecutive years at the Ameripolitan Awards (2016, 2017 and 2018) organized by Dale Watson, the American roots-music guru.
Upon learning about this band of Sicilians who play American music, the director, journalist and author Vittorio Bongiorno decided to follow the musicians on their second tour of the United States. Bongiorno translated this experience into the documentary film “Greetings From Austin.”