Rafael Espinoza and The Rockabilly Railroad At Sun Studio!

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Rafael Espinoza and The Rockabilly Railroad

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On This Rockabilly Railroad we travel fast not travel slow

On This Rockabilly Railroad, you better hurry before that steamin' locomotive engine starts to blow

When that train pulls in and it lets me out I'm gonna grab my guitar, gonna jump and shout because that train is finally rollin' on into Memphis tonight!

My name is Rafael Espinoza and this is my 4th album but my first album project with the new band name attached to mine - "Rafael Espinoza & The Rockabilly Railroad!"

The term "Rockabilly Railroad" came to pass from all the Rockabilly gigs and direction the band was heading into since the last album I put out. You'll come to find that I have very eclectic tastes but everything I am musically stems from Memphis, Tennessee which is the home of the blues & rockabilly music! Some people think these genres are very different but to me they're not. It's music with a feeling that expresses living in the South, Riding Trains and Playing Big Guitars! It makes me feel like a kid and I'm riding to my Grandpa's Oklahoma Junkyard in a '58 Chevrolet! It's happy music!

I also wanted to come up with a band name that had some personality that gave credit to my bandmates and not just myself.

My beautiful and talented wife, Emmylou Espinoza is playing Upright & Electric Bass & Singing on this album and she helped a lot in the writing process. Thank you for your true love.

Curtis Lane whom I famously dubbed "The Lonestar Shuffle King" is laying down the train tracks on this Rockabilly Railroad and we are extremely grateful to have him on this project.

"The Rockabilly Railroad" name also comes from my admiration for Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins and all of the great train songs that came out of The Legendary Sun Studio located at 706 Union Ave. in Memphis, TN!

When I came up with the band name I knew there was only one place that would make the perfect recording experience and that was to go to Memphis and soak in the culture of Sun Studio.

We finally did it! It's always been a dream of mine to walk through that Iconic Memphis Recording Service Building and stand in the same spots that my musical forefathers recorded all their early hits! It was truly magical!

Thank you Sun Studio for keeping this music alive and allowing us to record in this International Historic Landmark!

Now come along with me and ride this train! Catch that 3:10 To Memphis and sit back and enjoy this Rockabilly Adventure! Let us take you there!

[Released 2018]

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  1. 1 Rockabilly Railroad 05:48
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  2. 2 Hot Rod Hillbillies 02:56
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  3. 3 3:10 To Memphis 02:18
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  4. 4 The Sky Belongs To The Starts [Instrumental] 04:15
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  5. 5 Cool Cats & Hot Wheels 01:41
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  6. 6 Tupelo Tornado 03:25
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  7. 7 Hey Bill Jr! 03:42
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  8. 8 Darla Jean [Instrumental] 02:15
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Texas Matador

Rafael Espinoza

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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.

[Released 2016]

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  1. 1 Saddle, Sword and Sombrero 02:26
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  2. 2 Back To Texas 04:17
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  3. 3 Lost In Boston 02:56
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  4. 4 From Boston To Austin 03:02
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  5. 5 Riding Through The Ghost Town 05:57
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  6. 6 Texas Matador 05:45
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  7. 7 El Degüello - Marcha Del Matador 02:17
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  8. 8 El Toro Grande 02:30
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  9. 9 Grabbing The Bull By The Horns 02:36
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  10. 10 Texan Enough For Texas 03:47
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  11. 11 779 (The Road Home) 05:20
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  12. 12 The Lonestar State 03:11
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BRIGHTER DAY

Rafael Espinoza

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With a sound all his own that can’t be pigeon-holed, Rafael Espinoza is a Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist performing and recording original music deeply rooted in the Blues.

[Released 2013]

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  1. 1 Lord I'm Coming Home / Suppertime (Medley) 03:54
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  2. 2 We're Not In Kansas Anymore 03:51
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  3. 3 Rebel With A Cause 02:52
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  4. 4 The Boston Blizzard 09:32
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  5. 5 Through And Through 03:14
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  6. 6 Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder 04:36
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  7. 7 Feel You In My Arms Again 04:43
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  8. 8 Play Hard and Floor It 03:28
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  9. 9 All My Days 02:51
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  10. 10 Brighter Day 04:17
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Download The New Single "The Bigfoot Boogie!"

In support of "Bigfoot Meets Nature Fest", Rafael was asked to write a song about Bigfoot!
Rafael was up for the challenge and wrote "The Bigfoot Boogie!"

 
"The Bigfoot Boogie" 
Words and Music by Rafael Espinoza
(c)Rafael Espinoza Music 2013
 
Rafael Espinoza is performing all instruments and lead vocals on this recording
Background Vocals are provided by The Hubbard Family

Arranged and Produced By: Rafael Espinoza 
Engineered and Mixed By: Jerry Hubbard
Recorded at Hubbard Hill Studios

Download The Debut Album "GOLDEN" Today!!!

GOLDEN

Rafael Espinoza

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Rafael Espinoza has just released his Debut EP Album entitled "GOLDEN."

Rafael Espinoza wrote all the songs that appear on the album. This is a concept album about Texas and where you come from and where your roots are. The album is named after Rafael's hometown of Golden Texas and after the title track on the album.

Rafael recorded his new album at The Record Co. Studios in Boston, MA with an All-Star Berklee Line-up which included Chase "Boogie" Owens of Houston, TX on Bass, Dylan Wells of Albany, NY on Drums, Geoffrey Mutchnik of Tyler, TX as Session Engineer, and Manuel Ruano of Guatemala City, Guatemala as Session Mixer.

Sample the tracks below and Download your Digital Copy of Rafael Espinoza's Debut Album "GOLDEN" Today!

[Released 2012]

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  1. 1 It's All Gravy Baby 04:39
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  2. 2 Texas Hurricane 05:29
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  3. 3 Golden 03:46
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  4. 4 Somewhere Along The Way 03:32
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  5. 5 Your Eyes Told Me 04:01
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  6. 6 What Life's About 02:58
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  7. 7 Fly Home Today 03:17
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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/

"GOLDEN" Reviews

"Golden has gotta be one of my favorite albums as of late. It's good music, and it's not often that I get to tell the artist how much I enjoy his music."
- Berklee College of Music Student Brian Coleman

"Check it out if you want to see the second coming of Texas Blues as played by one of the finest in the biz."
- Berklee College of Music Student Mason Lieberman

Also Available on iTunes

You can also download "GOLDEN" off iTunes at: http://bit.ly/16Bszpf


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Rafael Espinoza Presents a taste of his New Debut EP Album "GOLDEN" to the world. This video highlights Rafael's First Ever Concert to have Consisted Entirely of Completely Original Music Written By Rafael Espinoza.