Bobby Espinosa's Memorial Service

I attended Bobby Espinosa's memorial service this past weekend. It was a very nice service with the church filled to capacity. It was a "who's who" of ELA musicians and other musicians who were influenced by El Chicano. It was awesome to be around all of these great musicians whose records I bought when I was young and learned to play the guitar by listening to the records. I was able to catch up with my friend and mentor Rudy Salas, leader of the group Tierra. After the service, we went to Steven's steak house and got the chance to see members of El Chicano and Tierra pay Bobby Espinosa a musical tribute. What a special time and what better way to remember Bobby. I will remember that and I will remember the words spoken by the priest who conducted the service, also a musician from back in the day, who asked all the musicians present to "keep the music alive." That's right, we need to keep our music alive and that is why I am working on putting "Brotherhood" together again. Look out here we come better than ever!!