The Don Diego Trio, thanks to his musical direction, has been nominated as “Best Rockabilly Band” at the 2016 and at the 2017 Ameripolitan Awards, flying to Austin, Texas, to take part at this incredible music week dedicated to the classic side of the american music. They’ve played all around Texas for the showcases of the awards, and they also played as the house band at the famous after party at the Continental Club, backing artists like James Hand, James Intveld, Chris Casello, Rosie Flores, Joel Paterson, AdamLopez, Dale Watson, Jack Grelle, Ags Connolly, Marti Brom, Pat May, and many many others...
They even played at the famous Broken Spoke, at the Big T Roadhouse, at the C-Boys (hosting, in both places, the world famous "Chicken Shit Bingo"), at the ABGB. They also played their own show at both the Continental Clubs in Austin and in Houston. And they even did an intimate show into the Western Flyers' house, in front of the bosses of the Bob Wills Association (a community for the preservation of the western swing music all over the world, created by Bob Wills' daughter).
Ameripolitan is a genre of contemporary original music encompassing four prominent subcategories: Western Swing, Honky-Tonk, Rockabilly and Outlaw. Championed by Austin-based singer Dale Watson, the Ameripolitan genre was established for contemporary artists upholding traditional roots-influenced musical formats to distinguish themselves from the formats produced by the mainstream country pop music industry.
The Don Diego Trio is proud to be included in the "Ameripolitan family", because the Don Diego Trio daily pays respect to the roots music, playing it everywhere they go!