Thursday, February 29, 2024

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sierra Ferrell add to GFLA lineup

Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero will be playing GFLA Friday, June 23. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. (Photo Ebru Yildiz)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — A group of world music acts will be headed to the 1,500-seat amphitheater at Greenfield Lake this season.

Returning will be Rodrigo y Gabriela and making her debut will be Sierra Ferrell.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero will be playing GFLA Friday, June 23. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.

Sanchez and Quintero play acoustically, often known as virtuoso guitarists, bringing world music to the forefront of sound and including inspiration from nuevo flamenco, rock and heavy metal.

They’ve have become beloved for their covers of hard-hitting tunes, such as Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion.”

The wto met as teenagers in Mexico City and joined forces in Ireland in the early aughts. They opened for Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, which helped put them on the map.

Ever since, Rodrigo y Gabriela have grown a fanbase worldwide and released eight albums, including the 2020 Grammy Award winning “Mettavolution,” which scored Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.

The outfit will release a new album in 2023, the otherworldly “Between Thoughts…A New World,” augmented by a full orchestra. It was inspired by a Hindu sādhanā — a spiritual experience — and features electronics. The record will be released April 21.

Opening will be Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ondara.

The Live Nation presale code is Chorus.

Debuting her brand of folk and gypsy jazz this May will be West Virginian artist Sierra Ferrell. She will stop at GFLA on May 28. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. (Courtesy photo)

Sierra Ferrell

Debuting her brand of country folk and gypsy jazz will be West Virginian artist Sierra Ferrell headed to GFLA on May 28. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.

Ferrell blends Latin rhythms with sultry mid-1920s jazz and taps into her home state’s bluegrass roots. She leans into a theatrical, even modern-day Vaudeville vibe, apparent in the video for her song “Why’d Ya Do It.”

The 34-year-old gained a following on YouTube before releasing her debut album “Long Way Coming” in August 2021. It received critical approval from music publications like Paste and Pitchfork and includes collaborations with bluegrass musicians Sarah Jarosz and Billy Strings. 

She will come to Wilmington as part of her Long Time Going Tour, which includes roughly 50 dates.


Have comments or tips? Email info@portcitydaily.com

Want to read more from PCD? Subscribe now and then sign up for our newsletter, Wilmington Wire, and get the headlines delivered to your inbox every morning

Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

Related Articles