Sayla Dobro


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Enigmatic doesn’t even begin to describe Sayla Dobro’s presence. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Todd Tate alongside drummer Daniel Guaqueta, Sayla Dobro was brewed up in Fairfax, CA. The band really kicked off after Tate saw dobro guitar virtuoso Jerry Douglas play - instantly went out and bought a dobro and starting writing and recording. Now part of his namesake, Sayla Dobro is characterized by Tate’s customized Regal RD-35 square neck dobro. Enter Colombian-raised, Mississippi-born multi-instrumentalist Daniel Guaqueta. The drummer and Tate met through mutual friend Michael Starita, President of the San Francisco area Grammy chapter. Sayla Dobro’s songs hearken seasoned folk-rockers like Beck and Calexico, thoughtfully self-produced and rough around the edges. It’s no surprise that Sayla Dobro has been able to capture such a potent essence - the band’s frontman and lead songwriter Todd Tate’s industry experience runs deep. In the 90's Tate’s main focus was audio engineering at The Blue Room Studios, working on Grammy nominated Latin jazz with Carlos “Patato” Sanchez, and with popular rock artists like Train. Meanwhile, Guaqueta has a rich musical background of his own. Written and released music with artists: Questions in Dialect, Buddy & The Squids, Mainframe Theory, and Storage 24. He’s collaborated directly with Roy Mitchell-Cardenas (of Mutemath) and Mississippi rapper Kamikaze.