“Pinning down the Mavericks is like picking up mercury with your bare hands. Time-jumping, genre bending shaman, the band has no qualms about leaping cultures from song to song, somehow managing to keep their own identity intact while inhabiting the skins of others.”
With the release date of “Brand New Day” approaching quickly (March 31st), we wanted to highlight and share some exciting news!
GRAND OLE OPRY
The Mavericks will be performing on Saturday, March 25th at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Lineup includes: Carrie Underwood, Lee Greenwood, The Mavericks, Sundance Head, Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, and more to be added!
Purchase Tickets HERE!
BARNES & NOBLE TO CARRY EXCLUSIVE “BRAND NEW DAY” VINYL
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Barnes & Noble, who is carrying our Brand New Day album on EXCLUSIVE translucent red vinyl. This will be the only place where you will be able to purchase colored vinyl for the “Brand New Day” studio album. Available for pre-order HERE!
The Boot shares new single from Brand New Day album
March 14, 2017
“Damned (If You Do)” is lead by band member Raul Malo’s vocals, sung over a Latin-inspired, horn-heavy melody. In the song, Malo sings of the pull between what the heart wants and what the mind says is right.
Hear the Mavericks’ election-campaign-inspired ‘Easy as It Seems’
March 07, 2017
“Do you want to get mean?” So goes the new song from the long-running Mavericks, a band whose rootsy mix of styles often has been more a cause for celebration than social commentary. The track, “Easy as It Seems,” is from the act’s forthcoming “Brand New Day” album, due March 31, which will be the first for the band’s new Mono Mundo Recordings label.
Mavericks’ Raul Malo on Trump Immigration Ban: ‘It’s Mired in Racism’
March 07, 2017
While the majority of country artists have remained silent as President Trump and his administration enact policies that many consider divisive, discriminatory and even unconstitutional, the Mavericks’ Raul Malo has repeatedly raised his voice. The singer’s Twitter feed is a steady stream of criticism of the Trump White House and its decisions, and he hasn’t backed down even when confronted by fans who prefer he stick to art than politics. “Unfollow me, it’s easy,” he replied to one.
More than two decades into a career that’s always avoided the predictable path, the Mavericks – whose Tex-Mex twang, Cuban-influenced country and retro rock made them unlikely stars in the mid-Nineties and critical darlings during later years – turn another corner with the new album Brand New Day. The record arrives March 31st, marking the group’s first time releasing new material on their own label, Mono Mundo Recordings.
Two decades down the road from their stint as unlikely mainstream country hitmakers, the Mavericks have evolved into a singular musical force that encompasses a bottomless well of influences while transcending petty genre restrictions. Now enjoying their second reunion, the Florida-bred ensemble has perfected a peerless Americana /Tex-Mex/R&B/swing fusion that’s too freewheeling and quirky to be dismissed as neotraditional. The band’s live shows are expansive and joyous, bursting with musical chemistry and elevated by frontman Raul Malo’s majestic, emotion-charged vocals.
Currently performing as an eight-piece with the addition of standup bass, accordion and a two-man horn section, the Mavericks — minus recently departed founding bassist Robert Reynolds — flexed their fire and flexibility on this, the last night of a tour leading up to the release of their new live album All Night Live (due out Oct. 14.)
The party doesn’t stop with the Mavericks at Billy Bob’s Texas
January 13, 2017
The tray of tequila shots — eight small glasses, joined by a plastic cup brimming with lime slices — materialized at some point.
Another tray would appear at the foot of the stage not long after.
It was eight songs into the Mavericks’ entertaining set Friday at Billy Bob’s Texas before front man Raul Malo took notice of the gift, and quickly distributed the shots among the musicians gathered on stage.
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article106980302.html#storylink=cpy