Ricky Espinoza, honky-tonk legend from deep in the heart of Texas, is making throwback country for the modern world. Ricky was born and raised in East Texas on a steady diet of country music legends, his family’s Tejano music and old school rock n’ roll. He started playing in local punk bands by the ripe old age of thirteen, but by the time Ricky graduated high school he realised his heart truly belonged to country and blues. Ricky made the big move to Austin to carve out a place for himself in our bubbling music pot; playing acoustically until putting together a rag-tag team of musicians to back him in 2016. This year saw the release of his debut full length, Texas is My Home, a collection of honky-tonk that still has some of that punk sensibility; it is country music with a bit more bite. Espinoza dropped past Studio 1A ahead of his show at The AGBG, check out the full session below!
– Georgina Cook
11/17 @ The AGBG