Rodrigo y Gabriela: "With any kind of cover we play, we make it our own just by the fact that we play it with two guitars"

Rodrigo y Gabriela
(Image credit: Camila Jurado)

Rodrigo y Gabriela don’t consider themselves jazz heads – or even jazz guitarists. However, the guitar duo can’t think of a time when the genre didn’t influence them. 

“I love listening to it,” Rodrigo says. “I have a few friends [who are] serious jazz players, and they recommend bands. I own a couple of restaurants and I love jazz being played in the background.”

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Joshua M. Miller

Josh is a freelance journalist who has spent the past dozen or so years interviewing musicians for a variety of publications, including Guitar World,, SPIN, Chicago Sun-Times, MTV News, Rolling Stone and American Songwriter. He credits his father for getting him into music. He's been interested in discovering new bands ever since his father gave him a list of artists to look into. A favorite story his father told him is when he skipped a high school track meet to see Jimi Hendrix in concert. For his part, seeing one of his favorite guitarists – Mike Campbell – feet away from him during a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert is a special moment he’ll always cherish.