Latino singer and songwriter, Espinoza Paz, is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 7.
Paz was born in La Angostura, a small town in Sinaloa, Mexico. He was 11 years old when he wrote his first song and by age 13 he had already written 20 songs. It wasn’t until his father sent him money from the United States that he decided to buy his first guitar and teach himself how to play.
Paz immigrated to Sacramento in 1996. He continued to sing and write music while he earned a living as a field worker. Several months later he was forced to return to Mexico due to the unfortunate passing of his mother. Paz expresses his mother’s loss as the hardest experience of his life, but from his suffering he drew the inspiration that fueled him to become a professional musician.
Paz’s big break came when he showed some of his creations to popular Banda singer El Coyote. Together they produced and recorded Paz’s songs “Besitos En El Cuello,” “Prohibido” and “Para Impresionarte,” which all immediately became hits.
In 2006, Paz met radio personality Martin Fabian. They began collaborating and in 2007 debuted his album Paz En Tu Corazón. Another independently released album, Amigo Con Derechos, followed in 2008 before Paz was offered a recording contract with the well-known recording label Universal Latino. With them he released his first major album, El Canta Autor del Pueblo. This album featured eight previously released favorites such as “El Celular” and “Amigo con Derechos,” as well as single “El Proximo Viernes,” which reached #14 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Latin Tracks chart.
Paz went on to collaborate with other popular Latino singers such as Sergio Vega, Jenni Rivera, El Chapo de Sinaloa and Duelo. In 2010 he released the album De Rancho Para El Mundo, which included smash hit “Al Diablo Lo Nuestro.” The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and was certified gold. He released his second gold-certified album, Canciones Que Deulen, in 2011, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Latin Albums Chart.
Don’t miss an opportunity to see this legendary performer when he takes the stage in one of the most popular music venues in Santa Barbara County.
Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. Tickets for all events are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Indulge or online at www.chumashcasino.com.