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Grammy nominees Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their signature sound to The Current studio

Rodrigo y Gabriela performing in The Current studio.
Rodrigo y Gabriela performing in The Current studio.Helen Teague | MPR
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by Mac Wilson

November 25, 2019

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Terracentric (Live at The Current)
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Rodrigo y Gabriela - Electric Soul (Live at The Current)
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Rodrigo y Gabriela - Mettavolution (Live at The Current)
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Even after a career that has spanned 20 years and counting, Rodrigo y Gabriela still enjoy surprises. The most recent one? Their latest album, Mettavolution, has received a 2020 Grammy nomination in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. "It's something unexpected for us after 20 years of being around and many albums," Rodrigo Sanchez says. "We are grateful and happy. This is a good moment for us — we already kind of one. It's a victory already."

In town for a concert at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, Rodrigo y Gabriela — the guitar duo comprising Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero — visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson. Rodrigo y Gabriela play selections from their Grammy-nominated album, and they talk about their upcoming release: a Record Store Day special EP called "Mettal," on which the duo cover songs by Megadeth, Metallica and Slayer.

Use the audio player above to listen to the complete session with Rodrigo y Gabriela.

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Songs Performed

"Electric Soul"
All music from Rodrigo y Gabriela's 2019 album, Mettavolution, released on ATO Records.

Hosted by Mac Wilson
Produced by Jesse Wiza
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Helen Teague
Web production by Luke Taylor

Rodrigo y Gabriela - official site