Born in Guadalcanal, a small village in Seville, Spain, on March 25th, 1967. Started studying guitar when he was eight with maestros such as El Merengue (Rafael Rodríguez Fernández) and El Tomate (Juan Muñoz Expósito) and at 15 he became an apprentice of the great Manolo Sanlúcar, in whose group he worked for several years. He appears in Sanlúcar’s masterpiece Tauromagia (1988), considered one of the most important flamenco albums of all time. He gained early recognition while accompanying singer El Pele (Manuel Moreno Maya), with whom he recorded “Poeta de Esquinas Blandas” (1988). Soon, he built an international reputation as he performed with Camarón de la Isla, arguably the most important singer in modern flamenco history, but also with artists such as John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Brazilian singer and songwriter Milton Nascimento, and Spanish pop superstar Alejandro Sanz.He won several flamenco guitar prizes and appeared at Leyendas de la Guitarra (Legends of the Guitar), an international event celebrated in Spain that served as a preview of the Seville Expo in 1992, representing flamenco with Paco de Lucía, the decisive figure in modern flamenco guitar.He has also stretched out, contributing his playing, writing and production ideas to flamenco singers José Mercé ( on Del Amanecer) and Remedios Amaya (Me Voy Contigo). Also, Amigo collaborated with Argentine pop rocker Pedro Aznar and Algerian rai star Khaled.Tierra, his seventh and most recent release, features all music composed by Amigo and arranged by him and Dire Straits keyboardist Guy Fletcher. It was recorded in London with members of Mark Knopfler’s band and the Scottish folk group Capercaillie.