Diego Carrasco Fernández was born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) in 1954. He studied flamenco guitar in Jerez de la Frontera with master player Rafael del Aguila. During his first stage as a professional musician Carrasco accompanied on the guitar some of the biggest flamenco singers in his home town, such as Tía Anica la Periñaca, Tío Gregorio El Borrico, Fernando Terremoto, Sernita de Jerez, etc. During that period, Carrasco's artistic name was "Tate de Jerez." He also accompanied some of the leading dancers like Alejandro Vega and Antonio Gades.