Rodrigo y Gabriela

Mexican six-string slingers Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero are superheroes. Their powers come from channeling the attitude of thrash metal into blazing acoustic instrumentals that make old-school fusion gods such as Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin seem like mere wankers. Drawing on numerous styles, from flamenco to Latin jazz to hard rock (their take on Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is a YouTube classic at 1.5 million views), Rodrigo y Gabriela have practically rewritten the guitar-duo handbook. Their singular sound — equal parts speed, groove, melody, and irrepressible energy — has raised the bar for guitar heroes in the 21st Century.
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