Video: Exclusive Interview with Rodrigo y Gabriela

We were lucky enough to get a visit from world class acoustic duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Fresh on the heels of the release of their latest album, 9 Dead Alive, Rod y Gab discuss their inspiration for the record, as well as their songwriting process, guitars and much more.

As the band's first record of new material in five years, 9 Dead Alive was recorded and produced by the duo at their studio in Ixtapa, Mexico.

The album sees Rodrigo y Gabriela playing face to face, guitar versus guitar, bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention.

“My idea was to record it as if we were to playing a live gig in your living room,” Gabriela shares.

The end result is a thrilling explosion of rhythm and melody, capturing Rodrigo y Gabriela at their most inventive.

Check out 9 Dead Alive tour dates and much more at, and watch our exclusive interview below!

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.