By Damian Fanelli
We’ve gotten used to the sight of talented young women performing impressive six-string feats without even batting an eye.
Which is the perfect segue to this late-2014 video of a Swedish-born fingerstyle guitarist named Gabriella Quevedo performing Tomi Paldanius’ arrangement of the Eagles’ “Hotel California.”
Something that will start to sink in at around the 3:01 mark is that Quevedo, who is 18, isn’t just playing the vocal melody and guitar parts; she’s also throwing in a bass line, some percussive moves and the backing melodies. She even handles the arpeggios from the iconic Don Felder/Joe Walsh guitar solo—while playing some of the other parts mentioned above.
That’s a entire band’s worth of parts in one Taylor guitar.
For your listening pleasure, we’ve also thrown in a video of Quevedo playing Tommy Emmanuel’s arrangement of “Classical Gas” (bottom video).