Rodrigo y Gabriela
About This Event
In response to the recent recommendations of local, state and global health authorities and mandates by city and state government, Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Oxbow RiverStage in Downtown Napa originally scheduled for Sunday, June 7th, 2020 has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 5th, 2021.
Hold on to your tickets, as all tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date will be honored at the rescheduled date in 2021. Should you be unable to attend the new date, please go to place of purchase no later than June 17th to request a refund (30 days from the rescheduled date announcement). This will allow others who can attend to purchase your ticket(s).
We thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you at the show!
Metta – meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.
Meta – later or more highly organized or specialized form of.
Evolution – the process by which new species or populations of living things develop from preexisting forms through successive generations.
Five years since their last album, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela embarked on the next chapter of their remarkable story, with the release of the most ambitious music of their twenty year career together.
Entitled ‘Mettavolution’, the latest album brought together Rod and Gab’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species; all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars.
Three years in the making, the duo vowed to go back to the heart of their music, to feel the same way they did when they first moved from Mexico City to Ireland back in 1999, searching to reconnect with the original intention and (in their own words) “the reason of why we do what we do, to share something we do with all our hearts in order to inspire, even to heal people through music”.
‘Mettavolution’ is Rodrigo y Gabriela reborn, reaching for a higher state of consciousness, pushing themselves as writers, interpreters and players, and challenging us the listener to absorb, engage and respond to them.
‘Mettavolution” entered Billboard’s “Americana/Folk Albums” chart at #1 with 1st week equivalents in excess of 11,000 – Rodrigo y Gabriela’s second best sales week ever. In addition, the album arrived at #2 on Billboard’s “Rock Albums,” as well as #10 on “Top Album Sales” and #71 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200.
And the Grammy’s noticed, nominating ‘Mettavolution’ for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.” This marks the first time Rodrigo y Gabriela have ever been nominated. The duo also unveiled their ‘Mettal EP,’ a one-sided 12” vinyl Record Store Day First release, limited to 2,500 and available only at independent record stores. This companion EP sees Rod and Gab paying tribute to the icons of thrash metal with three previously unreleased covers, shedding light on some of their favorite foundational songs. Along with Metallica’s “Battery,” ‘Mettal EP’ includes stunning new versions of Megadeth’s “Holy War” and Slayer’s epic “Seasons In The Abyss.” All three tracks were produced and recorded by Sanchez in Oslo, Norway and finished at the duo’s own Lumbini Studio in Ixtapa, Zihuatenejo, Mexico. ‘Mettal EP’ was mixed by Jim Monti (Slipknot, Metallica, KoRN) and then mastered by GRAMMY® Award-winner Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Disturbed, Halestorm) at Sterling Sound, Nashville.
Napa, CA 94559