Javier Vargas is a Spanish blues guitarist. Born in Madrid to Argentine parents who had emigrated to Spain from Buenos Aires, he founded the Vargas Blues Band in 1991, the year they released their first recording, All Around Blues. Since 1992, he has recorded on the Dro-Atlantic (Warner Music Group, Spain) label. He leads the project Vargas, Bogert & Appice + Shortino, with bassist Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice on drums, and singer Paul Shortino. He has collaborated with musicians like Paco de Lucía, Buddy Guy, Frank Marino, Carlos Santana, Pat Travers, Glenn Hughes, Prince, Devon Allman and countless more. He regularly tours Europe and Spain with his band and appeared at the 30th Anniversary Montreux Jazz Festival.