Saturday, October 6, 2012

Rodrigo Y Gabriela a.k.a. Rod y Gab

"Rod y Gab" are a Mexican acoustic guitar duo that has taken the world by storm. The dynamic duo gained a reputation by playing on the streets of Dublin, Ireland and developed a cult following. More specifically, Rodrigo Sánchez & Gabriela Quintero became the newest fixture of the international music circuit — known for their "lightning-fast" guitar work, "high-octane" strumming & "unique" live performances and diverse musical presentations — few flamenco guitarists could boast a background in heavy metal like "Orion" by Metallica, vintage rock like "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd & classical music like "Moonlight Sonata" by L.V. Beethoven.

"Our musical background, for whatever reason, has been super eclectic,” says Rodrigo Sanchez, one half of the dynamic acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. “It includes everything from metal to flamenco to jazz, as well as all of the different guitarists that have influenced us.”

At times, it’s impossible to imagine that just two guitars can produce this level of musical density and complexity.

But 11:11 also features a few guitar-playing guests. “Atman,” a dedication to the late Pantera axman Dimebag Darrell, has a blazing guitar solo from Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, while the accomplished acoustic guitar duo Strunz and Farrah join Rodrigo y Gabriela on “Master Maqui,” a song dedicated to flamenco master guitarist Paco De Lucia." – Guitar World

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