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AUGUST 29TH SRV CONCERT IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!!! 

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SRV SHOW FOR THIS WEEKEND IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!!!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT SHOW!!!
Didn't get your tickets in time but still want to go!?!?
Not to worry because an SRV ENCORE CONCERT is being scheduled for next Thursday Night September 3rd at 7:30pm at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy! So call 903-638-8023 NOW to start getting your tickets to the encore performance!

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN NIGHT Live @ The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy August 29th, 2015 - 8pm 

Coming to Historic Downtown Mineola Texas This Month...
The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy Presents A Night Honoring Texas Blues Legend Stevie Ray Vaughan!
25 years ago this month he left us but his music and spirit live on!
Please join us as we celebrate the life of Stevie Ray Vaughan on Saturday August 29th, 2015 at 8pm!
Music Provided by Rafael Espinoza & His All-Star Lonestar Band!
The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy's Blues Ensemble Students will be the opening act at 7:30pm!
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!
Tickets are...
$10 Advanced Reserve
$15 At The Door
Space is limited so Call Now at 903-638-8023 for tickets!

Rafael Espinoza Dubbed "GUITAR KING / David Doriot Music Award / Guitarist of The Year / Instrumentalist of The Year" at Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards Festival 2015!!!  

I am very honored to receive this award at The Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards Festival in Jefferson, TX!!! I think that it is even a bigger honor to have been presented with this award from one of the kindest gentlemen around, my friend David Doriot who runs the best B&B in Jefferson, White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast-Jefferson Texas along with his wife Tammy!
Thank you so much to David, and The East Texas Performing Arts, Inc.Organization for considering me for this special award! It really means a lot and I thank you for all of your support!
Also, I had a blast leading the house band for all of these incredible international artists at the festival who by the way all happen to be the #1 Artists from their region... Doug Briney of Nashville TN, Billy Grima Singer/Songwriter of Canada, Heidi Gabrielle and " Mr Fox" Gino of Belgium, Country Strike of Croatia, LOVEFLOWERS of Sweden, Alejandro Carbayo of Spain, Natasja Lee Dickinson - Official Site of Denmark, Craig Adams of New Zealand, Lane Rodgers of Arkansas USA, Sarah Lucy Doleof London UK, and Jillian Kohr of Nashville TN!  
Thank you very much to all of these artists! It was an honor and a pleasure working with each and every one of you! I am also proud of the All Star house band members I arranged for this festival, Emmylou Espinoza, Curtis Lane and Greg Simmons! Your amazing musicianship heightened and totally enhanced this festival to another level! It was truly magnificent! THANK YOU!!!
Thank you so much everyone at Jefferson, TX and many thanks again to Preston Taylor for this wonderful opportunity!!!

- Rafael Espinoz

Emmylou Espinoza & Rafael Espinoza Awarded "THE PRODUCER'S CHOICE AWARD / Preston Taylor Music Award" at Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards Festival 2015!!! 

We are very honored to receive this award at The Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards Festival in Jefferson, TX!!! We think that it is even a bigger honor to have been presented with this award from Preston Taylor himself as "The Producer's Choice!"
Preston is the leading producer of this Festival and we are glad we could help him with our job of producing the music for each International Artist!
Thank you so much to Preston, and The East Texas Performing Arts, Inc.Organization for considering us for this special award! It really means a lot and we thank you for all of your support!
We really enjoyed assisting all of these incredible international artists at the festival who by the way all happen to be the #1 Artists from their region... Doug Briney of Nashville TN, Billy Grima Singer/Songwriter of Canada, Heidi Gabrielle and " Mr Fox" Gino of Belgium, Country Strike of Croatia, LOVEFLOWERS of Sweden, Alejandro Carbayo of Spain, Natasja Lee Dickinson - Official Site of Denmark, Craig Adams of New Zealand, Lane Rodgers of Arkansas USA, Sarah Lucy Dole of London UK, and Jillian Kohrof Nashville TN! 
Thank you very much to all of these artists! It was an honor and a pleasure working with each and every one of you! We are also proud of the All Star house band members we arranged for this festival, Curtis Lane and Greg Simmons! Your amazing musicianship heightened and totally enhanced this festival to another level! It wouldn't have been as fun without you! It was truly magnificent! THANK YOU!!!
Thank you so much everyone at Jefferson, TX and many thanks again to Preston Taylor for this wonderful opportunity!!!
- Emmylou & Rafael Espinoza

THE SWEDISH ARE COMING!!! THE SWEDISH ARE COMING!!! 

The #1 Americana Band from Sweden will perform a FREE CONCERT at The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy Tonight Tuesday Evening August 4th at 7:30pm! These guys are amazing!
Their influences include Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, & Daniel Lanois among others!
Please don't miss this FREE EVENT!
This Concert is Sponsored by Mineola Main Street & Wood County National Bank of Mineola!
We also need to say that space is limited and as soon as all seats are filled we will need to close the doors so be here on time to get a good seat!

TFGA TAKES OVER MINEOLA TEXAS THIS WEEKEND!!! 

THIS WEEKEND...
The Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association Returns To The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy this Friday July 24th from 3pm-7pm and Saturday July 25th from 9am-12:30pm with a Special Concert from Fingerstyle Champion Shane Adkins at 1:30pm! 
And guess what!? IT'S ALL FREE!!!
All you guitar nerds better not miss out on all the fun!
This will also be an educational event that the entire family will enjoy so come on down!
For more info, see the flyers below...

Great Times In Oklahoma This Past Week!!! 

It's always an honor to perform with the Hubbard Family and I just want to thank them for inviting me to sit in and also perform some original songs with them as well!
The Hubbards led worship for Pine Forest Baptist Church's youth camp all week in beautiful Broken Bow and I have to say what great kids and great church leadership and Christian teaching we have seen here! We thank God for everyone who pours their time and wisdom into today's youth and encourages them to take a stand for Jesus.
Thanks to everyone there for the wonderful time and hope to see you all again soon!
God bless you all and keep on surfin' for The Lord!!!
Rafael Espinoza

Rafael Espinoza to perform and lead the bands at Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards in Jefferson, Texas! 

JUST ANNOUNCED...
Rafael Espinoza to perform and lead the bands at Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards in Jefferson, Texas!

"Texas Sounds is excited to announce that Rafael Espinoza will return as bandleader and participant for the 2015 Texas Sounds! His skills on various instruments, especially guitar, are amazing. His ability to adapt to every competitor’s style adds depth and incredible musicality to every performance. He maintains access to a wonderfully talented and diverse group of musicians that are available for backup to any of our Texas Sounds acts."
In 2014, Texas Sounds awarded Rafael as "Instrumentalist Of The Year" and received The John Early "Guitar King" Award.
Click on the link below for more info on the festival coming up later this month...

THIS WEEKEND - RED WHITE & BLUE DANCE PARTY - JULY 3RD 2015 

Looking for something amazing to kick off your Independence Weekend??? Then Don't Miss The Red White & Blue Dance Party - A Celebration of Independence which will be held on Friday Night July 3rd, 2015!

We've got Third Of July Festivities that you and the entire family will enjoy!
Music, Dance, Fireworks!
It Will Be A Fun Time For All!
Concessions Available!

Music Provided by Rafael Espinoza & His All-Star Lonestar Band with Special Guests Emmylou Espinoza & Shea Birdwell!
Music & Dance Start at 7:30pm!
Doors Open at 7pm!
Fireworks Display to Follow Concert!

Tickets Prices are...
$10 Advance Reserve - $15 At The Door
$5 For Children 12 & Under
This is a family friendly event so bring Grandma and the kids too!
Tickets are available at Lady Bug Jungle, Mineola Mercantile and The Rafael Espinoza Music Academy!

The Hickory Village Complex is located at 1581 N. US Hwy 69 just a 1/2 Mile Past Loop 564

Age limit: All ages

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

The Debut Music Video for the song "GOLDEN"

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