About two weeks ago, we hired a quiet young man named Chris. He's an introspective kind of guy, my son's age (20) who talks little and would not stand out in a crowd in any way. In fact, I'm pretty sure he chooses to fade into the background, wherever he is. But he caught my interest one morning, not too long ago, when he came to work carrying a guitar case.
I am a sucker for this instrument. You play it, I am there, listening to your licks, watching your fingers. I grew up with a father who was a genius on the guitar so my love for it comes naturally.
I do not remember, offhand, what brand it was, only that it was a beautiful guitar and had a deep resonant sound to it. I watched Chris take it out of the case and strum it. I looked at this red haired young fellow play, his face lit up, his fingers moving rapidly over the frets. And he became my new best friend.
We talked a bit about guitars and players and our favorites and he wrote this on a scrap of paper and handed it to me:
Rodrigo y Gabriela.
"When you go home, look them up on youtube." he said.
So I did. And when I did that, I sat in my chair and wondered how in the world did I miss these two guitarists? Here's what I found:
And this made my knees buckle:
I could be happy sitting for the rest of my life, listening to these two.
Week Three Summary
3 years ago