Filed Under (Acoustic Covers) by Jason on February-5-2009

Covered by every acoustic act and their grandmothers, Stairway to Heaven is the ultimate rock n’ roll cliche. But a cliche gets overused for good reason, as Rodrigo y Gabriela remind us with their highly original acoustic version of the classic tune. The Mexican duo, rooted in Flamenco and thrash metal (hence “Flametal”), have remarkable chemistry – Rodrigo’s lightning leads and Gabriela’s percussive strumming and soundboard tapping make a killer combination. Check it out.

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[…] lot of people have told us how much they enjoyed watching Rodrigo y Gabriela play Stairway to Heaven, so we thought we’d share a lesson from one half of the duo, Gabriela Quintero, on right hand […]

[…] seen as an overused gimmick, there are some musicians out there who can pull these off beautifully (Rodrigo y Gabriela, Flametal and Tommy Emmanuel come to mind instantly).  Rodrigo y Gabriela perform an absolutely […]

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