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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!
 

Richard Smith Live In Concert at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy - Sat. Nov. 22nd at 1pm 

THIS WEEKEND - World Acclaimed Guitarist Richard Smith Live at The Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association meeting happening right here at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!!!

Richard Smith who is now based in Nashville, TN will be our special guest at The TFGA Meeting. 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!
 

This Weekend - Rafael Espinoza Live @ The Hawkins Oil Festival! 

This Weekend... Rafael Espinoza Live @ The Hawkins Oil Festival in Downtown Hawkins, TX this Saturday 10/11/14 at 12pm!
Featuring Tim "Boss of The Bass" Bohannan and Special Guests sitting in with The Rafael Espinoza Band are Jeri Hubbard on Drums and Emmylou Hubbard on Guitar! 
Come have fun with us rain or shine under the pavilion in Downtown Hawkins at 205 N. Beaulah Street!

Too Much Fun at "The Bigfoot Boogie" Festival!!! 

Had an absolute BLAST playing with my former college professors Dr. Otis Webster and King George Faber and the whole Otis & The Metro Band this past weekend at "The Bigfoot Boogie" Festival!!!
Thank you so much Otis for inviting me to sit in and perform with the band, and to The City of Mineola and Mineola Main Street for naming the festival after my original song "The Bigfoot Boogie!"
This all really means a lot to me and I am indeed honored!!!
- Rafael Espinoza

Download Rafael Espinoza's Original Song "The Bigfoot Boogie" by clicking HERE!!!

Great Pickin' & Grinnin' at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!  

We had a great time pickin' and grinnin' at our Open House today! Thanks everybody! :D
Please don't forget that even if you didn't make it out today, you can still sign up for lessons because we are still enrolling for the month of October!
Inquire for lessons by private messaging us on our page and don't forget to
"LIKE" The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!!!
God bless you all!!!!!
Rafael Espinoza 

Open House Event @ The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy this Saturday 10/04/14 from 2pm-4pm! 

Trick or Treat??? Why not both??? Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of music and learn the tricks of how to play your favorite songs by starting school at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!!!
Come to our Open House Event on Saturday October 4th at 2pm and meet music teachers Rafael Espinoza and Emmylou Hubbard!
Now offering these instruments from Beginner to Advanced Levels on Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, Piano and now Mandolin! Learn your favorite songs in all styles on your chosen instrument!
Now enrolling students for the month of October!
This Open House Event will also be your chance to either enroll yourself or a loved one in music lessons!
Are you new to music and don’t know exactly what instrument you or your loved one would like to play? We’ll have one of our professors evaluate your compatibility on various instruments to see what instrument best fits you!
So come on down to The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy’s Open House Event on Saturday October 4th between 2pm and 4pm to enroll in some lessons and to start having fun making music!

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The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy

THE BIGFOOT BOOGIE - 10/04/14 - 6:30pm 

NEWS UPDATE - THIS WEEKEND...

Rafael Espinoza has been invited to sit in with Otis & The Metros at The Bigfoot Boogie Festival happening this Saturday Evening at The Mineola Nature Preserve in Mineola, Texas which of course was named after Rafael's Original Song "The Bigfoot Boogie"! 
Rafael was a student of Dr. Otis Webster during his studies at Tyler Junior College and is thrilled to sit in with his band! Otis' band also includes heavy hitter George Faber who Rafael has recorded and performed with several times with The Tyler Junior College Jazz Band! It will be a great musical reunion night for sure and you won't want to miss it! Get your tickets now by contacting Mineola City Hall! 
Also Check out "The Bigfoot Boogie" Official Music Video by Rafael Espinoza at the link below... 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Diz0vV6LY
 

Rafael Espinoza to sit in with The All-Region Jazz Band in Concert this Saturday at The Gilmer High School Auditorium! 

The ATSSB All-Region Jazz Band is comprised of the best high school jazz musicians in the region. Students from all around the region audition for a spot in this prestigious group. 
Rafael has been invited to attend and sit in on guitar with the band this year as an All-Region Jazz Alumni Guest Artist. This is an organization that Rafael was very involved in during his high school years and he is very honored to give back to this jazz organization that really helped him in the beginning of his music career.

Rafael is an All-Region Jazz Band Alumni Musician for his All-Region winnings on Jazz Guitar in 2006-2009 and Jazz Drumset 2007-2009.

Rafael also went beyond All-Region in 2008 and 2009 winning the AREA Jazz Guitar Title.

And in 2009 Rafael received all honors by going all the way to the top of the ATSSB awards winning All-Region Jazz Guitar, Area Jazz Guitar and ultimately the ALL-STATE JAZZ GUITAR TITLE.

You won't want to miss this FREE concert live at The Gilmer High School Auditorium on Saturday, September 20th at 4pm!

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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

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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