The well-documented epic of how Gabriela Quintero and Rodrigo Sanchez met playing in the Mexico City-based thrash act Tierra Acida during the mid ’90s, bailed for Europe where they gained recognition busking on the streets, and went on to become globe-trotting headliners is as unique as the duo’s heavy flamenco style. He plays linear, Metallica-inspired lines. She rips rasgueado rhythms that will make your toes tap and head spin.
If you’re looking to pick up a few new moves to spice up your acoustic repertoire, this is a must see show. If you’re new to the duo, it’s a great idea to pick up a Rodrigo y Gabriela CD before you come in order to familiarize yourself with two of the top acoustic guitar players on the planet, and also because they like to include instructional DVDs with guitar tutorials in the package. In 2010, Sanchez told GP:
“It’s important to share whatever you know about your instrument. We included a video tutorial with the first record, and we started to see a lot of kids busking on the streets of Europe playing our tunes, especially the one we demonstrated.”
The Nob Hill Masonic is one of San Francisco’s classiest venues—President Obama played there in 2012! Rather than fight mad crowds at a summer festival, why not go where you can see fingers on strings and hear every note? This is going to be an acoustic guitar zealot’s dream!
Watch video of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s incredible acoustic arrangement of “Stairway to Heaven” HERE.
Guitar Player Presents Rodrigo y Gabriela
Tuesday, July 9th at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium
1111 California StreetSan Francisco, CA 94108, 877-598-8497
6:30pm doors; 7:30pm show
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, and Planet Waves accessories
$47 - $74 advance tickets
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