Chilean-born guitar virtuoso RODRIGO FIGUEROA brought a distinctive musical style to Vancouver island when he moved to Campbell River , BC. Canada in 1993. Rodrigo has impressed audiences with his outstanding ability to play different styles of music including Spanish, Latin, Brazilian, Blues, and North American. In addition to his versatility, his technical spectrum includes flat-picking, open tunings and a percussive approach to guitar techniques. Rodrigo has performed throughout British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest in the USA. He has showcased his talents at various music venues including Vancouver Island Music Festival (Comox Valley), Island’s Music Festival (Duncan), Sunshine Coast Music Festival (Powell River), the Du Maurier International Jazz Festivals in Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary, and Victoria’s Roots Festival to name a few.
He has earned the privilege of playing with outstanding International star musicians including :
Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and he has been recognized by Eric Clapton. His distinctive style of music has been enjoyed nationwide through CBC Radio and Television. Having recently recorded his third album, “CAMINOS” , Rodrigo’s musical journey has evolved and matured, based on his experiences in his new country. The new CD, which is arranged, performed, and produced entirely by Rodrigo, demonstrates his ability not only as a sensitive player but as a gifted composer. Caminos (Roads) delivers a remarkable display of intricate guitar techniques and complex rhythmic patterns coupled with intense emotion.