I have favorite channels for different activities, and I have found so many artists that are now part of my iTunes library an have become new favorites.
Rodrigo y Gabriela are an example of a new favorite, and when I found out through Goldstar's discounted ticket program that they were coming to Boston, I knew we would go.
Rodrigo y Gabriela are guitarists from Mexico who, heavily influenced by rock bands, such as Metallica, became famous as street buskers on the streets of Dublin.
Their energy and talent are unmatched.
Their music has been featured in the films Shrek and Puss and Boots, as well as in the pilot for Breaking Bad, and even Monday Night Football.
So after a late start and heavy traffic, we finally made it.
The centrally located Orpheum Theatre is practically across the street
from the Boston Common's Park Street station...easy in and easy out.
The show opened with Norwegian guitarist, Øystein Greni, who is the singer and lead guitar player of the Norwegian rock and roll band BigBang, who joined Rodrigo y Gabriela on the 5-week American part of their tour.
It was a great set, and he set the stage for what was to come.
And Rodrigo y Gabriela did not disappoint. Diverting from a typical set list, they took requests and shared stories with the enthusiastic audience who seemed to know and love every song.
Rodrigo y Gabriela, on stage with Øystein Greni
We left smiling and energized. It was a fun night in town to hear amazing live music. If you have the chance, check out Rodrigo y Gabriela on Pandora or wherever you find your music. You are in for a treat.
A clip of "Diablo Rojo" from Late Night with David Letterman
Have you found any new favorites through Pandora or another streaming music service? Please share.