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Musical  Performers

Andrea  Gonzalez

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Born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Andrea grew up experiencing border life. She obtained her Bachelor of Music Education from New Mexico State University with a minor in psychology.


Andrea began her musical training at the age of 5. She has performed in several orchestras, events, and festivals throughout Latin America. Some major performances and collaborations include performing with Orquesta Esperanza Azteca for 4 years, Orquesta profesional de Ciudad Juárez, performing for Pope Francis, performances for 3 former presidents of Mexico (Vicente Fox, Felipe Calderon, Enrique Penanieto), performing at the Puerto Rico Music festival, the Aruba music festival, y more.

Andrea always tries to use arts to focus on the biggest social problems that communities experience. She has coordinated and participated in multiple performances with an emphasis on social issues such as poverty, migration, and abuse. Andrea currently works with Innovation Law Lab,  supporting, preparing, and advocating for the rights of migrants in the United States. Andrea is a passionate artist and defender of the humanitarian rights of the migrant community.

Eric Coughanour

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Eric Coughanour is a full time musician, educator and songwriter who was born in Juarez, Mexico, currently residing across the border in El Paso, Texas.

Eric played flamenco in several cafes in his hometown of El Paso for several years. Around the same time, he worked for the UTEP Dinner Theatre for a couple of years playing guitar in musicals and having the chance to play at the Don Haskins Events Center stadium with some of the original cast of the movie Jesus Christ Super Star.


Eric has also been hired throughout his career as a studio musician at several music studios on both sides of the border, including the prestigious Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas. Eric has played in many bands of diverse genres like rock, pop, funk, classical, Bossa Nova, flamenco, and traditional.


Currently, Eric has an original band called Fools Like Me, based in El Paso, Texas, formed in 2015.  The band has released two albums and has toured in states like California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona, as well as cities across the border like Juarez, Tijuana, Chihuahua and Mexico City. 

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