By Mike McKenney, Rock At Night New England
Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts-May 15, 2019-Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero are a Mexican classical guitar duo with wide ranging influences including flamenco, rock, and heavy metal. The duo’s recordings are predominantly instrumentals played on the flamenco guitar.
Rodrigo y Gabriela as they are widely known, began playing together in the early 1990’s. After playing the beach bar scene, they longed to play different types the music, so they moved to Europe and eventually resided in Ireland where they would busker and play pubs.
Their repertoire consist of such varied styles and covers such as Led Zepplin’s “Stairway To Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion”. Rodrigo y Gabriela’s critically acclaimed, Mettavolution Tour, is a spellbinding display of their talent and incorporates their interest in Buddhism, and human evolution. Expressed powerfully through their amazing guitar works, Mettavolution is an experience to behold, culminating with an homage to the Pink Floyd classic, “Echoes”.