600 I Street Northwest
Washington, D.C., 20001
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Prior to his successful solo career, Diego Garcia made his mark on the indie music scene as front man for the popular indie act Elefant. Drawing from his Argentine roots, he explores his Latin heritage on his new solo album 'Laura' with a sound that conjures the spirit of 1970's troubadours like Sandro and Jobim as well as singer-songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilsson.
Garcia became a breakout star with the release of his debut solo album 'Laura.' NPR named Diego Garcia's debut "one of the top 25 albums of the year (so far)." He was 'Artist of the Month' at tastemaker radio station WXPN-FM in Philadelphia and 'CD of the Month' at WFUV in New York City. He has performed live shows for key radio shows across the country, including KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic and WXPN's World Café.
Garcia's poignant first single "You Were Never There," which was co-written by Dhani Harrison (George Harrison's son) is a perfect example. With lush string arrangements, delicate Spanish guitars, and distinctly Latin flavor, the song is worlds apart from Garcia's former band Elefant. "You Were Never There" was a Starbucks 'Pick of the Week' (750,000 download cards), marking one of the only times that Starbucks has ever selected a Latino artist for this special opportunity.
"Garcia's debut album is a warm, lush and beautiful collection of baroque/chamber inspired classic singer-songwriter material. Fans of Sondre Lerche and Ray LaMontagne should definitely check this out."
- WXPN (PHILADELPHIA)
"With a flickering, old school touch, Diego Garcia's croon is one for the bedroom. "You Were Never There" is today's aural aphrodisiac — a gentle flush of guitars and strings, yelping hooks, and love-worn lyrics."
- RCRD LBL
"Diego Garcia has a new single, "You Were Never There," and I can't stop listening to it… The tune has lush string arrangements, guitars and vocal intonation. It's romantic and blissful."
- PAPER MAGAZINE
"The best love album of the year… is full of romance, introspection, pop sensibility and singable melodies."
- PERFORMER MAG