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"RAFAEL'S ROCKABILLY RAILROAD HONORS THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET 60 YEARS LATER" - 12/03/16 

J U S T A N N O U N C E D ! ! ! 

"RAFAEL'S ROCKABILLY RAILROAD HONORS THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET 60 YEARS LATER" CONCERT COMING TO HISTORIC GLADEWATER, TX 12/03/16!!! . . .  
Something special is being planned for the first weekend in December to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of The Million Dollar Quartet Meeting of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins! All four of these legends travelled through and performed in the historic town of Gladewater, Texas during the early days of Rock & Roll. Join us on December 3rd, 2016 for a special show at The Original Gladewater Texas High School Campus where Elvis himself performed twice in 1955 as part of the legendary Louisiana Hayride! The show will be hosted by Rafael Espinoza and will feature portrayals and performances from..
Gib Maynard as Elvis Presley
Blake Schneider as Jerry Lee Lewis
Shea Birdwell as Carl Perkins
Rafael Espinoza as Johnny Cash

All of your favorite songs will be played by a live band with Rafael as Band Leader/Guitarist/Host, Curtis Lane on Drums and Michael Heatley on Bass.
Make plans to enjoy the music of the legendary Million Dollar Quartet & Famous Musicians from Sun Records on this special 60th Anniversary! We are excited to see what Rafael Espinoza and his Rockabilly Railroad have up their sleeves! Do not miss this once in a lifetime historical event!  

Ticket Info...  
$20 In Advance (General Admission Seating)  
$50 In Advance (VIP SEATING - Includes Meet & Greet with the actors who portray Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins & Meet & Greet with Rafael Espinoza & The Musicians of The Rockabilly Railroad, Personally Autographed Photos from the cast, A Copy of Rafael's New Album "Texas Matador, and of course the best seats in the house! Must show up 45 minutes before doors open to participate in Meet & Greet!)  
Kids 12 & Under FREE!!!  

All General Admission Tickets At The Door will be $25 and VIP Tickets will be $60 At The Door if there are any left.  

Tickets can be purchased in person at The Gladewater Chamber Of Commerce, The Gladewater Museum or The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy.  
Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling The Espinoza Music Academy at 903-638-8023  
And finally Tickets can also be purchased online at https://rrrhonorsmdq.eventbrite.com

Rafael's New CD included with each Adult Ticket to The "TEXAS MATADOR" Halloween Concert! 

RAFAEL ESPINOZA'S "TEXAS MATADOR" CD RELEASE CONCERT PLANNED FOR HALLOWEEN NIGHT!!! 
Please join us on Halloween Night, Monday Evening Oct. 31st, 2016 at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy at 7:30pm following Mineola Texas' Historic Downtown Block Party! We will be celebrating the release of Rafael Espinoza's new album "TEXAS MATADOR!" 
Texican Bluesman Rafael Espinoza grabs the bull by the horns in his newest release “Texas Matador”, a concept album of 12 original songs that will take you on a cinematic journey as evocative as a spaghetti-western. Rafael Espinoza and his Lonestar Trio will perform most of the songs from the new album at this concert! 
Tickets are on sale now and each Adult Ticket includes a copy of the new cd! 
Adult Ticket = $15 (includes one cd) 
Couples Ticket = $20 (includes one cd) 
Kids Ticket (Age Twelve & Under) = FREE (does not include cd) 
Adult ticket buyers will receive their very own physical copy of the new cd upon arrival at the concert! Live Music Concert with a New Album Included in the ticket price! Don't miss out on this great deal! 
Bring the family after trick or treating for an unforgettable evening! 
Tickets are on sale now online at www.texasmatadorcdreleaseconcert.eventbrite.com or Call 903-638-8023! Seating is very limited so buy now!

CHUCK BERRY'S 90TH BIRTHDAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION - Three Nights Honoring The King of Rock & Roll Guitar planned for Oct. 20, 21, 22, 2016 

The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy Presents A Weekend Honoring Chuck Berry! 
The King of Rock & Roll Guitar, Chuck Berry, is turning 90 years old this month and we are going to celebrate in style! 
Please join us as we celebrate the life and music of Chuck Berry on Thur. Oct. 20th, or Fri. Oct. 21st, or Sat. Oct 22nd happening at 7:30pm each night! 
Music Provided by Rafael Espinoza & His Award Winning Lonestar Trio! 
Don't miss this once in a lifetime concert! 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! 
Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast! 
Tickets are... 
$15 Advanced Reserve 
$20 At The Door 
Kids 12 & Under are FREE! 
Space is very limited in The Music Academy's Listening Room so get tickets NOW! 
Doors Open at 7pm Nightly 
Concert Starts at 7:30pm Nightly 
Buy tickets for 1 night or for as many nights as you like at www.chuckberryweekend.eventbrite.com or Call 903-638-8023

DISCLAIMER: Since we were mentioned in USA TODAY and on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show in regards to our upcoming Chuck Berry - 90th Birthday Weekend Celebration, we have been receiving calls and emails from around the country from people who are asking if Chuck himself will be performing at the show. Just to clarify, Chuck Berry WILL NOT be present at our show so don't hop on an airplane to Mineola Texas thinking you are going to see Chuck duckwalk across our stage. We have never insinuated he would be present and we don't know how this rumor got started. We're just a little band from TX playing some of our favorite Chuck Berry tunes for educational purposes at our music school of learning for a new generation of Rock & Roll Fans!!

HENDRIX MEETS CLAPTON 50 YEARS LATER CONCERT IS A BLOWOUT SUCCESS!!! 

All I can say is... WOW!!! 
Everyone showed up to Big Sandy Music Hall last night! It was incredible to bring this important Rock History back to life exactly 50 years later to the night! I'll never forget this historic night! Thank you so much to Andrew, Kate, Travis, Emmy, Austin, Doug and everyone who helped make this vision a reality!!! And having Jimi's personal photographer, Rock Icon Ron Raffaelli there was just the icing on the cake to make such an event complete!!! Thank you to everyone who showed up to support this event! It really means a lot! Can't wait for the next show! 
In the meantime, "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky!" 
Photo Credits: Philip Adams & Emmylou Espinoza

"HENDRIX MEETS CLAPTON" - 50 Years Later To The Day - October 1st, 2016 - Big Sandy Music Hall - 

On October 1st, 1966, Guitar Giant Eric Clapton & his band "Cream" performed at London England's Royal Polytechnic. An unknown artist named James Hendrix showed up to the gig and asked to sit in. No one had ever asked Cream if they could sit in because they had already achieved legendary status. With a lot of hesitation, Clapton finally agreed to let this guy on the stage. Hendrix ripped through a romp stompin' blues number and completely blew away Clapton and Cream! They had never seen a force of nature like this. James would later be known as Jimi Hendrix and he and Eric would become great musical admirers of each other and become the top 2 greatest guitar icons of the 20th century! 
The rest as they say is history. Please join us at The Big Sandy Music Hall 50 years later to the day on Saturday October 1st, 2016 at 7:30pm as Travis Maxey & Rafael Espinoza honor this historic night and pay homage to their guitar heroes! 
Ticket Prices are... 
$10 In Advance 
$15 At The Door 
Tickets can be purchased online at www.BigSandyMusicHall.com, calling 903-345-4289, or in person at Big Sandy Music Hall or The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy

Labor Day Weekend Celebration Gospel Concert ~ Fiesta with The Lord! 

A Fiesta with The Lord is happening this Saturday September 3rd, 2016 from 4pm-9pm in Historic Downtown Mineola Texas! 
We'll be praising The One & Only Almighty God at The Mineola Gazebo! 
Music provided by The Hubbard Family, Rafael Espinoza Band, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Choir, and several others! 
IT'S FREE so bring the family and some lawn chairs and come Fiesta with us!

SRV WEEKEND IS A SOLD OUT RUN!!! 

SOLD OUT!!! SOLD OUT!!! SOLD OUT!!! ALL 3 NIGHTS OF SRV Weekend - Three Nights Honoring The Texas Blues Giant SHOWS HAVE OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!!! 
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS WONDERFUL EVENT!!! THIS IS IN HONOR OF STEVIE!!!

INCREDIBLE SOLD OUT OPENING NIGHT OF SRV WEEKEND!!! 

THE FIRST NIGHT OF SRV Weekend - Three Nights Honoring The Texas Blues Giant WAS AN INCREDIBLE SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE OF BLISTERING BLUES!!! 
You still have time to catch the next two shows but act fast because there are only 5 seats left for tonight's showing and 4 seats have opened up for Saturday! Get your tickets before they're gone athttps://srvweekend.eventbrite.com/ or call 903-638-8023! 

Photo Credit: The Amazing Linda Hill LanePhotography

The Official Bigfoot Boogie Music Video

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

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...
www.rafaelespinozamusic.com/store

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: http://www.rafaelespinozamusic.com

"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: http://bit.ly/Rockpango-iTunesLP and on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/gm6rBg.

Find out more at The Official Los Lonely Boys Website at: http://loslonelyboys.com.

"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 
 
Starring:
Los Lonely Boys
Henry Garza
Jojo Garza
Ringo Garza
Rafael (Guero) Espinoza
Lauren Lopez

Also check out Rafael Espinoza's Debut EP Album Release "GOLDEN" on iTunes at: http://bit.ly/16Bszpf

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

FIRST ALBUM REVIEW BY ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST RENOWNED GUITAR MASTERS AND SONG STORY TELLERS: WOODY MANN
 
"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

Buy Rafael Espinoza's Debut EP Album "GOLDEN" Today by clicking
HERE!!!

Check Out Woody Mann's Website at: http://woodymann.com/

The Debut Music Video for the song "GOLDEN"

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