Live Video: Rodrigo y Gabriela

It seems unlikely: a pair of classical guitarists play completely instrumental sets selling out theater- and stadium-sized venues across both the country and the world to indie hipsters, classical enthusiasts and metalheads alike. That is, until you hear the virtuosic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela blaze through original compositions that blend Flamenco guitar flourishes, heavy metal riff, and imperceptibly fast fingerpicking. Just before their sold-out show at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero performed four songs from their new album, 11:11, which is a tribute of sorts to the eleven artists who have influenced them over the years. Now, you can check out their mesmerizing guitar playing up close and personal, thanks to our friends at More Dust Than Digital:

Hanuman:

Buster Voodoo:

Hora Zero / 11:11:


session photos by Jim Bennett:

photo by Jim Bennett

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4 Comments

  1. Daniel T
    Posted October 13, 2009 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    I’m seein them Monday! Can’t wait. They had to cancel their Dallas show on the last tour, so I’ve been waiting two years for this concert!
    Fantastic music, and a great sophomore album.

  2. ladyj
    Posted October 13, 2009 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I was blown away at Sasquatch a couple years back and have been a loyal fan ever since. Thanks for posting the video (and in such fine quality I might add). I miss watching live music as I moved to S. Korea and only stay up to date through KEXP. Love it!

  3. Daniel T
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    HOLY. CRAP.
    Just got back from their concert. I’ve never rocked so hard in my life. Who knew acoustic guitar could get everyone so pumped? Intense and amazing; a must see.

  4. James King
    Posted June 7, 2011 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    I love the pictures because it very clear and you can see what they’re doing to their acoustic guitar. Really fantastic effect of light. Even the light effect is not intended but the light is really perfect.

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