Latest The Mavericks Setlist
The Mavericks at Hoyt Sherman Place
- All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down
- Come Unto Me
- What a Crying Shame
- Easy As It Seems
- Dance In The Moonlight
- Don't You Ever Get Tired (of Hurting Me)
- Blue Moon
- O What a Thrill
- I'll Be There Before the Next Teardrop Falls
- Every Little Thing About You
- All Night Long / Let the Sun Shine In
- Beer Barrel Polka / Rolling Along
- Back In Your Arms Again
- Hungry Heart
- Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
- Feelin' Alright?
- As Long As There's Loving Tonight
About The Mavericks
Fusing traditional country with traditional rock & roll, the Mavericks became one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups of the early ’90s. Led by singer/songwriter Raul Malo (born August 7, 1965, Miami, FL), the band was formed in Florida in the late ’80s. Malo had previously played in several different bands while he was in high school, as did bassist Robert Reynolds (born Robert Earl Reynolds, April 30, 1962, Kansas City, MO). The pair met at school and discovered they had similar musical tastes — they both enjoyed the music of Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash — and decided to form a band. Reynolds persuaded his best friend, Paul Deakin (born Paul Wylie Deakin, September 2, 1959, Miami, FL) — who had been a drummer in progressive rock bands before and had done some session work — to join the fledgling country band.
Taking the name the Mavericks, the band began playing rock clubs around the Miami area and built up a solid local following. The group chose to play rock clubs because the country bars only wanted to book bands that played covers and the Mavericks preferred to concentrate on original material. In the fall of 1990, the band released an eponymous independent album. The record worked its way onto play lists across Florida and made its way to Nashville, where it gained the attention of nearly every major record label.
In May of 1991, the group went to Nashville to play a showcase gig. Scouts from all of the town’s major labels were in attendance, but the band decided to sign with MCA Records. Later that year, the Mavericks set about recording their first major-label album; before the sessions began, they added lead guitarist David Lee Holt, who had previously played with Joe Ely, Rosie Flores, and Carlene Carter. Titled From Hell to Paradise, the record primarily consisted of Malo’s original songs and was released in 1992. Although it was critically acclaimed, the album wasn’t a commercial success; only a cover of Hank Williams’ standard “Hey Good Lookin'” made the charts and that peaked at number 74.
The Mavericks’ commercial fortunes turned around with their second major-label album, What a Crying Shame. Produced by Don Cook (Brooks & Dunn, Mark Collie), the album was more streamlined and focused. It became a hit upon its release early in 1994, with the title track becoming a Top 40 hit. Shortly after the release of What a Crying Shame, the group replaced Holt with Nick Kane (born Nicholas James Kane, August 21, 1954, Jerusalem, GA).
Throughout 1994, the band racked up Top 40 hit singles. “O What a Thrill” went to number 18 in the summer, with “There Goes My Heart” reaching number 20 in the fall. By the spring of 1995, What a Crying Shame had gone platinum. During the first half of 1995, the Mavericks recorded their fourth album, Music for All Occasions, which appeared in the fall of the year. Like its predecessor, it was critically acclaimed and a commercial success. By the spring of 1996, the album had gone gold. Trampoline followed in 1998; easily the group’s most musically ambitious set to date, Trampoline’s blend of pop and Latin textures didn’t connect with the mainstream country audience in the United States, though the album (and it’s first single, “Dance The Night Away”) proved to be a major success in the United Kingdom. The Mavericks soon found themselves at loggerheads with their record company, and they parted ways with MCA. The group went on hiatus for several years, with Malo releasing a solo album in 2001 and recording with the Latino supergroup Los Super Seven, while Robert Reynolds played on sessions with the group Swag. In 2003, the group re-assembled- — with guitarist Eddie Perez replacing Nick Kane — and recorded a self-titled set for Sanctuary Records; a live album and DVD, recorded in Austin, TX on the group’s subsequent tour, arrived in the fall of 2004.
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