Rafael Espinoza and Other Big Names in The Guitar World Host Workshops at T-Bone Walker Blues Fest 2016 

Rafael Espinoza, Eric Gales, Gary Nicholson & Danny Marks are set to host Guitar Workshops at The T-Bone Walker Blues Fest in Longview, TX June 3rd & 4th, 2016... 

I am honored to announce that I have been invited to give a Guitar Workshop Masterclass to special students who are competing in The T-Bone Walker Juniors Competition. 
Others on The Guitar Workshop Bill are Danny Marks, Gary Nicholson and Eric Gales. I'm blown away to even be mentioned in the same sentence as these legendary blues musicians. 
The entry deadline for student age guitarists to enter the Patterson NIssan Junior Showcase competition at the T-Bone Walker Blues Fest has been extended until May 20. Aspiring players, of any genre, should not miss this chance to gain experience and, perhaps, play on the big stage with professional artists. Details at

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone involved in "A Tribute To The Million Dollar Quartet" on their highly successful SOLD OUT 1st Run of their production!!! 

And that, boy my boys, is how you do that! We packed them in from miles around for this SOLD OUT SHOW of over 500 people in attendance!!! We had folks as far as Oklahoma City make it out to this concert! We brought together a completely unique package that Mineola Texas had never seen before and I am proud of everyone who was involved in this Million Dollar Quartet Production! Thank you so much to everyone who made our success at The Mineola Civic Center and RV Park possible. 
- Rafael Espinoza

"A TRIBUTE TO THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET" - Coming to Mineola, TX Sat. Apr. 23rd - Tickets On Sale Now! 

"A TRIBUTE TO THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!" - Music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins & Johnny Cash! 

Josh Davis is Elvis Presley  
Blake Schneider is Jerry Lee Lewis 
Shea Birdwell is Carl Perkins 
Rafael Espinoza is Johnny Cash 

The Mineola Civic Center will be hosting a Concert about The Birthplace of Rock & Roll, "Sun Records Studio," on Saturday April 23rd at 7:30pm! These 4 young gentleman and an amazing live band will portray and perform your favorite songs by Sun Recording Artists Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins & Johnny Cash! 
They are going to honor these notable musicians that created "The Birthplace of Rock & Roll" and talk about the Sun Records musical history in order to keep their legacy and their music alive. 

Country Music DJ Hall of Fame Legend Tom Perryman of 104.1 The Ranch will open up the show with personal stories of working with the pinnacle of Rock & Roll's Finest Musical Icons! 

Please Share & Tell your friends! We do want everyone to know too that this will also be a very educational concert program that the entire family will enjoy! So bring Grandma and the kids too for this incredible night of fun! 

Concert Starts at 7:30pm and Doors Open at 6:45pm! 
Tickets are on sale now! 
Tickets are $20 In Advance and $10 In Advance for Students 18 and Under. 
All Tickets At The Door will be $25. 
Tickets are available at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy, Mineola Civic Center and RV Park, Mineola City Hall & Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce. 
You can also get your tickets over the phone by calling 903-638-8023 so call NOW!

What Happened In 1956??? 

You won't believe the million dollar talent that will be rolling through East Texas very soon! 
Look for an Official Texas Sized Announcement tomorrow!


FREDDY FENDER WEEKEND - Texas Independence Weekend Celebration! was AMAZING!!! Thank you so much to everyone who made Texas' 180th Birthday Fiesta a Success!!! 

Photo Credit: Linda Hill Lane Photography


Rafael Espinoza & His All-Star Lonestar Band will play their own arrangements in Tribute to The King of Tex-Mex: Freddy Fender & The Texas Tornados for the 180th Anniversary Texas Independence Day Celebration during this special Texas History Weekend! 
And for the first time ever, Concessions will be available at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!  
Adela Ramirez will be here to sell her awesome Tex Mex Food, Homemade Tamales and Burritos! And Caden Roberts will be here raising money for his high school band fundraiser with sodas and waters! 
So come support the team and don't miss this family friendly night out on the town! 
There are a few seats left for the Friday Showing and The Saturday Seating all just opened up! 
$15 In Advance 
$20 At The Door 
Seating is very limited since we've made more comfortable renovations so call 903-638-8023 NOW before tickets are gone!


Riding with Royalty!!! Had the most amazing time playing with my friends/heroes last night! We blew the roof off! We are super happy we could raise over $2000 for The Addie E McFarland Foundation! 
Thank you so much to everyone who made this such a great success for this community!  

Photo Credit: Sonya Maxey 
More photos soon to come!

A NIGHT OUT WITH THE KINGS - Black History Month Celebration - BENEFIT CONCERT - 02/27/16 

February is Black History Month and man do we have something special for all you Blues & Gospel Fans!!! 
Coming to Mineola, TX Saturday February 27th... 
"A NIGHT OUT WITH THE KINGS" - Black History Month Celebration - BENEFIT CONCERT 
"A Night Out With The Kings" is a Gospel and Blues Concert Honoring Black History Month - Featuring The Rafael Espinoza Band with musical guests Dr. Otis Webster of Otis with The Metro Band, George Faber, Rufus Jackson & Travis Maxey playing musical tributes to blues artist giants, BB King, Albert King & Freddie King. 
The Concert will also feature several other special guests including Gospel Artist Lorianne Hubbard of The Hubbard Family. 
The night will open with The St. Paul MBC Music Ministry of The St. Paul MBC Church, Mineola, TX. presenting gospel songs glorifying the King of Kings (Jesus Christ)! 

Date: Saturday, February 27th 
Time: Show starts at 7:30p.m. Doors open at 6:45pm. 
Place: The Addie McFarland Gymnasium 
Price: $10 Advanced Tickets - $15 At The Door 
Tickets will be available at the Addie McFarland Center, The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy, Mineola City Hall & Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce. 

This is a benefit concert - All proceeds go to the Community Cemetery support and The Addie E McFarland Foundation. 
A concessions stand will be available. 
For info call 903-638-8023 or 903-569-8851

The Official Bigfoot Boogie Music Video

Music Video by Rafael Espinoza performing his original song "The Bigfoot Boogie." 
(c)Rafael Espinoza Music 2013.

In support of "Bigfoot Meets Nature Fest" happening in Mineola, TX in the 2nd Weekend of October, Rafael was asked to write a song about Bigfoot!
Rafael was up for the challenge and wrote "The Bigfoot Boogie!"

Watch the video and purchase an mp3 of the song for only $0.99 at the link below...

Rafael Interviews Los Lonely Boys!!!

Berklee College of Music Student Rafael Espinoza got the special opportunity to Interview Grammy Award Winning Texican Rock & Roll Trio Los Lonely Boys at The Outside The Box Music Festival in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday July 13th 2013.

In this Interview Los Lonely Boys talk about Henry Garza's path back to a miraculous healing recovery after a recent stage injury and that with faith in The Good Lord above anything is possible.
The boys also talk about their recent works on a brand new album set to release very soon.
The three brothers from San Angelo, TX also take part in a Q&A series with San Angelo Native Lauren Lopez who is studying Journalism at Harvard University.

Find out more at The Official Rafael Espinoza Website at:

"Guero's In The Barrio" song belongs to Los Lonely Boys and is copyrighted by their music publisher.
The Song is available on their album entitled "FORGIVEN."

Their latest album release "ROCKPANGO" is available on iTunes at: and on Amazon at:

Find out more at The Official Los Lonely Boys Website at:

"Thank you so much Los Lonely Boys for taking time out of your busy day to make a musical dream come true for me. God Bless You!!! Familia Es Todo!!!" - Rafael Espinoza 
Los Lonely Boys
Henry Garza
Jojo Garza
Ringo Garza
Rafael (Guero) Espinoza
Lauren Lopez

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1st Review for Rafael's Debut Album "GOLDEN"

"Just listened to the new recording "Golden"...A great set of originals from guitarist/singer,songwriter Rafael Espinoza. Beautiful soulful playing and singing that cover a wide range of moods and musical influences. From the swinging blues title track "It's All Gravy Baby" to the love ballad "Your Eyes Told Me", Rafael's originality and honesty come through as does his sheer enjoyment of the music. The trio arrangements create just the right groove for each tune - great playing. And...they all sound like they are having some fun!" - Woody Mann

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