The Big Sandy Music Hall plays host to two shows that cant’ be missed this weekend. Local blues favorite Rafael Espinoza pays tribute to the 1950’s Rockabilly Music and honors the recent passing of Scotty Moore, Elvis’ iconic guitar player on Friday July 8th. Then on Saturday July 9th, Kevin Galloway comes home to play his last solo show before hitting the road again with his popular band Uncle Lucius.
Friday, July 8th, Rafael’s Rockabilly Railroad pulls into Big Sandy Music Hall at 7:30pm. This will be a fun musical variety show that the entire family can enjoy! Special Guests will include Shea Birdwell, Blake Schneider, Gib Maynard, Emmylou Espinoza & Curtis Lane with Train Conductor Rafael Espinoza driving the line!
Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students 18 years and under. Kids 12 and under are free, and from now until show day, if you buy two tickets, you get two at half price. All Tickets At The Door will be $25.
Kevin Galloway is a singer and a songwriter. Galloway grew up going to church at the building that is now the Music Hall and when he heard what was going on there, he said he wanted to play a show and help support the venue. He says that he “gets by on guitar and has taught himself simple melodies on the piano,” but is known to put on a great show with whatever instruments he chooses. Some of his heroes are Bill Hicks, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Charles Bukowski, John Coltrane, Jiddu Krishnamurti, George Carlin, Joseph Campbell, Don Williams, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Otis Redding, Gregg Popovich, Harriet Tubman, Kawhi Leonard, and Leonardo Bonacci. Most of the time he’s out on the road with Uncle Lucius, the band he co-founded in 2006. He says that he “likes to mow the lawn when he’s home… gives him time to think.” Tickets for this show are $20 each and purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.