Keen readers of Epiphone.com know that we’re big fans of Diamante Eléctrico—one of the most exciting rock ’n’ roll bands working today. But if you don't believe us, ask the Foo Fighters and The Rolling Stones who are also devotees. The trio formed in Colombia, South America and have been steadily building up a devoted following in the U.S. and in Central America over the last two years. Last year they took home a GRAMMY for their second release, B, and they've also cut a new record with longtime Third Man Records engineer Joshua Smith.
Diamante Eléctrico will participate in the annual Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade in New York City along with Epi fans Regina Spektor and legend Tony Bennett. Watch for them on the Gibson float and read Epiphone’s complete interview with Juan Galeano who will performing with his Arctic White Jack Casady Signature Bass on Thanksgiving.
“I had the chance to meet Kike Rangel, the bass player for Cafe Tacuba a couple of years ago and he told me it was his favorite touring bass and he let me try it and immediately I noticed the fat round sound and the defined notes, loved it," Galeano told Epiphone.com. "I've been influenced by many bass players, mostly upright players like Charles Mingus, Ray Brown and Gary Peacock. On electric, I've always loved Jaco, John Paul Jones, and off course, Geezer Butler and Paul McCartney.”
Galeano stopped by the Epiphone Showroom last year and also checked out the historic Epiphone Casino which might find its way onto future Diamante Eléctrico tracks. “I've always been a fan of the Casino. It's such a beautiful sounding guitar. I'm also obsessed with old Epiphone archtops and acoustics from the 1940 and 50s. They sound beautiful. I also have a Dobro I love, but last time we were in the Gibson offices in Nashville I fell in love with the new all steel model. I'm still trying to get my hands on it!”