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Rico Espinoza is an accomplished Solo Spanish guitarist. He provides professional guitar musical entertainment for all of your needs. Some of the most popular services are for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, dinner receptions, private events, corporate events, and memorial services. He provides services in all the major cities and counties throughout California: Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Inland Empire, Beverly Hills, and frequently does events in Las Vegas. Apart from performing as a complete Solo guitarist, he also works with accompanying musicians. The two most popular services are solo spanish guitar for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours and Solo guitar with an accompanying musician who plays various hand percussive instruments such as congas, bongos, cajon, and other percussion instruments. His music and artistry sets a fantastic mood and adds elegance to any event
Rico Espinoza's guitar playing is a blend of Spanish flamenco guitar in the style of the Gipsy Kings, Latin melodies, classical, and pop. He takes bits and pieces of everything and puts it all together, making his own sound. You can hear many things going on in his playing; soft and delicate melodies, heavy groovy flamenco rhythms, soft classical arpeggios, loud percussion gipsy rhythms, and colorful chords. His colorful musical palette sets him apart from others. A perfect example of this would be his interpretation of "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson or "A thousand years" by Christina Perri. These popular contemporary songs are interpreted with the Spanish Flamenco/Latin/Classical Flare. Rico takes pride in his craft, in his performances, and in his overall professionalism. It is a great feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction for him when he is able to provide outstanding services for his clients.
It's been 25 years since he first heard the
beautiful racing flamenco guitars of the Gipsy Kings.
Shortly afterwards, he was mesmerized by the
artistry of flamenco guitar masters Paco de Lucia
and Vicente Amigo. He was also influenced by
classical guitarist Segovia and Christopher
Parkening, who gave him one of his first guitar
method books. But it was his father and his father's
good friend who he first heard strum the Spanish
guitar at family functions and parties. It was his
father's guitar that he first fiddled with, a modest little
Mexican guitar that sat in the living room chair. He
remembers as if it was yesterday when his father
first showed him how to hold the guitar and where to
place his fingers on the fretboard.
As a teenager around the age of 13, Spanish guitar music became kind of an obsession to him. He purchased every Gipsy King's cassette tape and played them day and night until the cassettes tapes wore out. He strummed his dad's old acoustic guitar along to the cassettes and pretended to be one of the gipsy kings. It got to the point where he went into a music store and bought any cassette tape or CD that had a picture of a Spanish guitar on the cover. Rico worked and saved money to buy himself a Spanish guitar. This was the beginning of his love, passion, and dedication to the Spanish guitar of which he's dedicated so much of his life to.
Please contact us for more information about booking Rico Espinoza for your next event or wedding:
1 (818) 271 9309 email@example.com