Sunday, December 09, 2007
Gabriela Is My Hero
This is Rodrigo y Gabriela and they play some guitar. One of my friends sent me a link to one of the bootleg concert clips floating around on youtube. As a guitar player, all I can say is, holy crap. Gabriela's right hand technique is astonishing. If it wasn't for the viral marketplace of the moment, players of this caliber would be labouring in obscurity, local sensations and no more. Radio won't be picking them up. And with the consolidation of media into a handful of massive cartels, unique artists like Rodrigo y Gabriela will not have access to the larger market place through any means other than the passionate advocacy of their fans online.
Sadly their disk is distributed through Sony (villains) but I love these guys so I'm ordering the album.
In Jim Prentice's possible future I would never have come across these guys. And now I share them with you.