PHOTOS: Rodrigo y Gabriela at Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif. (‘Mettal/Jazz’ Out Now)


Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Grammy-winning guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are out on the road right now, bringing their enthralling live experience to the masses on a West Coast run.

These have been a busy past few years for the acclaimed guitar wizards, having released a new studio album, Mettavolution, in 2019 (click here to pick up a copy from our Rock Cellar Store).

The record won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, before spawning a companion live set, Mettavolution Live, in late 2020 (click here to pick up on 2-CD from our Rock Cellar Store and click here to pick up on 2-LP).

Rodrigo y Gabriela also recently released Mettal/Jazz EP, bringing together some of their covers of acts including Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Kamasi Washington, Snarky Puppy and Astor Piazzola, available on one CD for the first time. Here’s their take on Metallica’s thrash classic “Battery” as an example:

Click here to pick up Mettal/Jazz on CD from our Rock Cellar Store

They also garnered attention for another Metallica cover, “The Struggle Within,” which appeared on the Metallica Blacklist compilation in 2021:

That cover earned the duo a Grammy nomination in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella category — and though they didn’t win, it was their second nomination over the course of their incredible career.

The current tour rolled through Mountain Winery in Saragota, Calif., this past Friday, Sept. 16. Enjoy a gallery of photos from their impassioned performance, via Rock Cellar contributor/photographer Danny Acosta (visit his website here).

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos -- social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos — social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos -- social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos — social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos -- social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos — social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos -- social: @damissionphotos)

(D.A. Mission Photos — social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos -- social: @damissionphotos)

(D.A. Mission Photos — social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos -- social: @damissionphotos)

(D.A. Mission Photos — social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos -- social: @damissionphotos)

(D.A. Mission Photos — social: @damissionphotos)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mountain Winery (D.A. Mission Photos -- social: @damissionphotos)

(D.A. Mission Photos — social: @damissionphotos)

Remaining dates on the tour:

21 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

23 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheater

24 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Opera

25 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Summer Concert Series

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