Rodrigo y Gabriela

I kept seeing their names in the store, and on tv but never paid much attention to what I was seeing. I knew that Rodrigo y Gabriela was some new group but it wasn’t until I saw them on a Leno a couple months ago that I started to pay attention. Even then I thought they were only a cover band since they played a cover of Metallica’s Orion. It was interesting and cool, a little different since there was only two classical guitars. When I heard ‘Diablo Rojo’ on the radio I realized they were awesome and I would need to hear more of them. I went home and quickly downloaded their album.

They really are insanely good musicians. In the first 3 days I must’ve listened to their album over 20 times. It’s like discovering something for the first time, and realizing how much you’ve been missing out on, you just can’t get enough.
Their music has such a strong drive and intensity to it. Constantly pushing and crescendoing. I love it. They do have a couple slower tunes but this is not their real strength.

Apparently the two of them used to be part of a speed metal band which makes perfect sense why they would lean towards rockin’ songs and faster beats. Rodrigo is an excellent soloist and shows his skill, speed and precision quite well even on a classical guitar. Gabriela’s rhythm guitar skills are second to none. She is doing so much behind Rodrigo’s soloing it is truly amazing. In fact she does things with her hands that I never thought were even possible! Although now I’ve begun to think of all the uses for someone with hand skills such as hers. I would list all the things I have thought up but I’m trying to keep this blog PG-13ish. If you don’t believe me, check out the video below of one of my favorite songs. Fast forward to 47 seconds to skip Letterman’s blatherings. Sit back and enjoy the sounds of Rodrigo y Gabriela and dream with about Gabriela’s hands…I bet she can make mashed potatoes in 30 seconds flat.

Hit this link to see the video. 


  1. Phil said,

    October 29, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

    I hate david letterman.

  2. mego said,

    October 30, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    maybe you should let me borrow the CD, along with your Cake CDs… sounds good to me.;)

  3. Anthonh said,

    October 31, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

    Yo, I still cant believe how amazing that was…
    I have never seen such great and mighty skills as that chick..
    I still cannot believe though that she has not thrashed her hand to death with welts and crazy things as such because of her banging on her guitar..
    Such utter craziness…
    K, ABC OUT!

  4. momma said,

    November 1, 2007 @ 11:18 am

    They were on Jay Leno too (dad taped it one time)….fantastic - I think her hand must hurt!! Can I borrow it too???

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