Monday, September 22, 2008

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

2 Mexicans. 12 strings. 20 fingers. Unreal.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, a guitar duo out of Mexico City who now live in Dublin are taking the world by storm with their out of this world sound.

I was lucky enough to be front and center at the All Points West Music Festival at Liberty Park in New Jersey to catch these two in August.

From creating a percussion section with their hands by beating their guitars to strings of notes that seem too fast to be real, the two have grown to international fame. The chemistry between them seems like they're playing from the same mind, as if they both sold their souls to the devil to become the greatest guitar duo in the world.

The energy that flows in the air during one of their shows is almost visible and you can't connect eyes with a fellow onlooker without cracking a smile, as if to say "are they for real."

They are set to release their new album 'Live in Japan,' this October before hitting the road to tour Japan and Europe in November.

They are a must have in your music collection and if you are fortunate enough to be in the vicinity of one of their shows, you should drop anything and everything to be there.

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