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Rafael Espinoza's Winter Dance Party Coming To The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy for Valentine's Day - 12/14/15 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT... Coming to The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy next month...
"Rafael Espinoza's Winter Dance Party!"
This will be in honor of Buddy HollyRitchie Valens, & The Big Bopper! The last tour they were on was called "The Winter Dance Party Tour" and every night they would tour the country and eventually the midwest where they played their last Winter Dance Party Show at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake Iowa, before taking off in a tragic plane crash that would later be known as "The Day The Music Died." But we are going to commemorate their last concert and talk about this important Rock & Roll history in order to keep their legacy and their music alive.
You should bring your Valentine for a once in a lifetime show! 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 go on sale today!
Tickets are...
$10 Advanced Reserve
$15 At The Door
Space is limited so Call Now at 903-638-8023 for tickets!

ELVIS' 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WAS A HIT!!! 

Unbelievable night here at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy this past Saturday! We packed the house and told the music history behind ELVIS PRESLEY's career in honor of his 80th Birthday!!!
Thanks so much to our own TCB Band...
Emmylou Espinoza, Rafael Espinoza, Curtis Lane, Tim Bohannan and of course Gib Maynard as Elvis! 
We rocked Mineola Texas inside out!
Thanks to Linda Lane Photography for capturing this moment! And thanks again to everyone who made it to this show!
Stay tuned to our page to find out about our next upcoming show!
www.facebook.com/TheRafaelEspinozaMusicAcademy 

Elvis' 80th Birthday Celebration Concert @ The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy! 

NEWS UPDATE...
We will be having a huge KING sized show here at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy on Saturday January 10th, 2015 at 8pm!
We are celebrating the life, legacy and music of The King Of Rock & Roll, ELVIS PRESLEY!!! He's turning the Big 80 and we're ready to have a party for his 80th Birthday! This is also an educational event and will be fun for the whole family!
Tickets are on sale NOW!
Tickets are $10 for Advanced Reserve and $15 At The Door!
Space is limited so Call Now at 903-638-8023 for ticket information!
Please Share with your friends!
"Thank ya, Thank ya very much!"

HUGE CHRISTMAS GUITAR/LESSON SALE Going on this month at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy! 

Good News! We are continuing The Huge Guitar/Lesson Sale for the rest of the month!
Get a real FREE guitar today when you sign up for 12 weeks of lessons at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!!!
Imagine seeing your loved one on Christmas Morning opening their present... a new guitar and a gift certificate for lessons! Oh What A Thrill! Already have a guitar or other instrument? Then give the gift of learning with a Gift Certificate of lessons for any instrument!
Call us at 903-638-8023 for more details!
 

Our First Christmas Student Recital was a Hit Success!!! 

We had such a wonderful night this past Saturday at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!
Our students worked so hard and did an amazing job! No bad notes were heard and we are just extremely proud and impressed by all of their performances! We couldn't have asked for a better first student recital!
Thank you so much to everyone who made this night so special!
God bless you all and Merry Christmas from all of us at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!!!
 

The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy makes the front page of The Mineola Monitor! 

Rafael checking out this week's headlines! The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy makes the front page of The Mineola Monitor!
The paper goes on to mention Richard Smith, Glenn Burgin, and Nick & Michael Kerry's Elijah Jewel Guitars at the TFGA Meeting we had here last week!
Thanks Mineola Monitor for covering our event!

You can also read the story here... 
http://m.themineolamonitor.com/news/2014-11-26/News/Chet_Atkins_style_guitar_pickers_visit_Mineola.html
 

Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association Conquers Mineola!!! 

What an amazing time we had this past weekend at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!
We want to thank Ron Haft & Glenn Burgin and the entire Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association for choosing us for their meeting! Many thanks to our friend Olivia Thompson from Golden Grocery & Deli for providing snacks, Michael & Nick Kerry for showcasing their beautiful Elijah Jewel Guitars, and especially to everyone who showed up and packed the place out! There wasn't one empty seat in the house! Thanks to everyone who promoted our event! 
Most of all thank you to Richard Smith for bringing culture to Mineola Texas and for gracing our stage for an outstanding concert!
All of you helped make this a success and The TFGA has decided to come back in April, so stay tuned!

TFGA Takes Over Mineola, TX all this weekend at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!!! 

The weekend is finally here! The Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association is here at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy for today Friday Nov. 21st & tomorrow Saturday Nov. 22nd! 
The guest artist will be Richard Smith from England who Chet Atkins has called "The most amazing guy I know on guitar. He can play anything I know, only better."

The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy is located at 104 N. Johnson Street in historic downtown Mineola TX. 

Times for the event are Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm 
and Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm 

Both days will be filled with jam sessions, concerts and masterclasses in the fingerpicking styles of greats such as Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Jerry Reed! Bring your guitar or other instruments and sit in on these jam sessions!

Richard Smith who is now based in Nashville, TN will be our special guest. He will perform a solo concert at 1:00PM on Saturday the 22nd. 
As always The Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association does not charge admission but gratefully accepts donations from members and friends. 
Sample some of Richard's pickin' on on his website at 
www.richardsmithmusic.com. You don't want to miss his visit to TX! Tell your friends, or better yet bring them.
The public is encouraged to attend all or parts of the event!
 
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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

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The Debut Music Video for the song "GOLDEN"

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