rodrigo y gabriela Archive

Rodrigo y Gabriela Take on Jazz, Metal and the Future

Though their music is rooted in acoustic flamenco guitar, Mexico City-based instrumental duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are open to – and draw from – the entirety of popular and traditional music. Across more than two decades, six studio albums, three live releases, three EPs and countless live dates across the globe, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela

Musoscribe’s Best of 2019: Interviews

I lost count of how many interviews I conducted in 2019. I think the number is right around 175. I enjoyed ever single one of them, but as is typical, a few will go down among my all-time favorites. Here’s a quick roundup of ten of those, with links to the full features (and often

Musoscribe’s Best of 2019: Concerts

I attended slightly fewer concerts in 2019 than in previous years. But quality more than offset quantity. Below are brief recaps of my favorites, with links to further reading. (all photos ©  Bill Kopp and/or Audrey Hermon Kopp) Lake Street Dive – Jan 8, The Orange Peel I take special interest in artists whose work

Rodrigo y Gabriela: Echoes of the Past, Focus on the Present (Part 2)

Continued from Part One… The ideal opportunity to perform the song live finally came a few years later, during a concert at the Hollywood Bowl where the duo was joined by an orchestra for half of the performance. During the duo-only part of the set, Sánchez and Quintero sat down on the steps of the

Rodrigo y Gabriela: Echoes of the Past, Focus on the Present (Part 1)

The music that Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela make is sometimes characterized as “acoustic speed metal.” The pair’s flamenco-influenced instrumental approach has certainly attracted fans from the metal scene, but Rod y Gab’s style draws from flamenco and classical guitar as much as anything else. They’re not rigid musical Luddites, either; across a