Something hot and fresh out of the kitchen, Rafael Espinoza is taking the music world by storm performing original music that is deeply rooted in the Blues. He is making a path for himself with a sound all his own that can’t be pigeon-holed.
Graduating with Academic Honors “Magna Cum Laude” at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in August 2013, Rafael studied with the top professionals in the music industry and performed at some of Boston’s finest venues.
Along with his Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, Rafael’s most recent achievements include participating in the opening performance for Country Music Legend Willie Nelson at Boston University’s Agannis Arena during Berklee’s Commencement Concert.
Rafael Espinoza also recently won The Heart Of Texas Blues Challenge at Antone’s in Austin, TX where he competed against the state’s Top Blues Bands.
Rafael and his band are known as "Rafael Espinoza and The Rockabilly Railroad!" He and his band just finished recording an album at The Legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN back in February and the new album will be released on all online music stores this summer!
At Sun Studios the band recorded inside the very same room that Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and more recorded all their early hits!
His band has released 3 albums prior to the Sun Project and you can check them out on Rafael Espinoza's Official Website at www.RafaelEspinozaMusic.com
Espinoza is also a Rockabilly Historian and actively portrays Johnny Cash in "A Tribute To The Million Dollar Quartet" and Ritchie Valens in "The Day The Music Died" which are productions he created to keep this prominent music history alive!
Rafael has also recently opened a music school in Historic Downtown Mineola, TX entitled "The Espinoza Music Academy" where he and his wife Emmylou teach and hold recitals and special concerts for their students and the public.
To learn more about his music school, please visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheEspinozaMusicAcademy
You can also keep in touch with Rafael's artist facebook page at www.facebook.com/RafaelsRockabillyRailroad
"You Better Hang Onto Something, Cause This Texas Hurricane's About To Blow Through Your Town."
- Rafael Espinoza: "The Texas Hurricane"