Rodrigo y Gabriela

I think this duo is AWESOME. Gabriela’s rhythm technique is especially impressive, Rodrigo is a great picker and they got their start playing Metal. How cool is that? This resonates with me in a personal way because it’s an original approach for headbangers to transition to acoustic music, without losing any of the sophistication, energy, power, technique, virtuosity, and all of the other particulars of metal/hard rock music, while bringing in other influences to create something totally new and different. They cover a lot of well-known hard rock and metal songs and with Gabriela as the rhythm machine and Rodrigo spinning off really tasteful melodic lines and energized styling leads, they are completely self-contained; simple instrumentation with complex arrangements, melodic, yet very percussive, a mix of heaviness and delicacy.

More of them in the future.

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