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Raul Malo

Originally making his mark in the country music world and then slipping into the Latin and jazz arenas via rock & roll, Raul Malo has proven to be an ever-expanding musical talent. Malo, born in Miami of Cuban parents, started playing bass guitar in high school and soon found his way into several small bands. In 1987, he made his first recording with the Basics, and one song, "Paperheart," appeared on the promotional album Unsigned. While the album wasn't a success, the experience whet Malo's appetite for more. Later in the '80s, Malo and a high-school friend, Robert Reynolds (bass), joined together to form their own country band, based on their mutual love for Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline. Paul Deakin, with experience in several progressive rock bands, became the drummer, and the group chose the name the Mavericks. This band went on to become one of the outstanding country bands of the '90s.

Under Malo's leadership, the Mavericks released their debut self-titled album in the fall of 1990. The album managed to grab the attention of many big labels, and MCA Records signed the Mavericks in May 1991, when they played their first gig in Nashville. David Lee Holt, who previously played with Carlene Carter, Joe Ely, and Rosie Flores, became the lead guitarist for the band, with Malo concentrating on the songwriting and vocals. MCA released From Hell to Paradise in 1992 and issued five more albums for the band during the '90s. From Hell to Paradise was critically acclaimed, but not a success financially. However, What a Crying Shame brought forth financial fortunes when it was released in 1994, with its title track reaching the Top 40; the album went platinum by spring 1995. Holt was replaced with Nick Kane as lead guitarist for the next releases. Many of the band's singles reached the Top 40, with "O What a Thrill" making number 18 in the summer of 1994 and "There Goes My Heart" reaching number 20. Music for All Occasions, released in 1995, went gold. The Mavericks eventually won a Grammy and the Country Music Association twice bestowed them with Top Vocal Group honors. One of the highlights of the band's career was playing at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

As Malo began to integrate Latin rhythms into his songwriting during the latter part of the '90s, the albums picked up a stronger Havana influence, leaving the country rhythms in the shadows. The band became an eclectic mix of rockabilly, honky tonk, Tejano, native Cuban, and country. The MCA label continued to release the Mavericks' albums and singles throughout the '90s, with the final compilation being 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Mavericks in 2001. Malo then switched to the Universal label for the band's release of O What a Thrill: An Introduction to the Mavericks. Although the Mavericks quit playing gigs together in early 2001, they didn't really break up as a band and Malo still has tight connections with the members.

During the latter years of the '90s, Malo began doing parallel solo work, sometimes accompanied by the Dennis Burnside Orchestra. In October 1999 he completed his first solo tour in the U.K., performing many of his new songs. By 2000 he had become a producer with Ethan Allen and K.T. Oslin, and joined Los Super Seven as a lead vocalist and songwriter, in addition to working with Latin singer Rick Trevino in his studios. Malo's first solo recording, "Bailare (El Merecumbe)," was self-penned in Spanish, and he also did a solo recording of "Downbound Train" by Bruce Springsteen. When the Country Music Association needed a voice that could handle singing all the different hits of those being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, they called on Malo because of his ability to handle diverse rhythms.

Malo's first album as a solo artist, Today, reflected his Cuban background, but didn't entirely leave out the deep-twang guitar of country music. His exuberance flowed on the album as he mingled the pop sounds of the '60s with salsa and country. Released by OmTown/Higher Octave Music in October 2001, the album also included Shelby Lynne on vocals and a backup band of 11 that produced the big-band sounds of which Malo had become fond. The album featured Malo singing in both Spanish and English, reflecting calypso, carnival, jazz, salsa, and country influences playing out the theme of universal love. Malo also covered "Black Is Black," a Latin rock hit, on Los Straitjackets' 2001 album, and sang on Raffi's compilation of country songs for children. The Nashville Acoustic Sessions, a pared-down collaboration with Nashville session staples Pat Flynn, Rob Ickes, and Dave Pomeroy, was released in 2004. Malo returned to the studio for You're Only Lonely and After Hours in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Lucky One followed in 2009.

In late 2009, Malo signed to Concord's Fantasy imprint and began recording a slew of new tracks at his home studio in Nashville. He took them to Sam "Lightning" Seifert at Bismeaux Studio in Austin and enlisted the help of the legendary Vox Continental organist Augie Meyers; guitarist Shawn Sahm (son of the late Doug Sahm of the Sir Douglas Quintet); accordionist Michael Guerra (known for his work with the Tex Mex Experience); and Austin's lauded vocal group the Trishas (Savannah Welch, Kelley Mickwee, Liz Foster, and Jamie Wilson), who provided background vocals. The end result was Malo's debut for the label, Sinners & Saints, released in October of 2010. In 2012, he delivered Around the World, a set of classic love songs backed by Britain's 30-piece Northern Sinfonia orchestra, including versions of "Let It Be Me," "Make the World Go Away," "Dance the Night Away," and "Around the World." ~ Eleanor Ditzel, Rovi
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Wonderful, wonderful, just too wonderful for words pjw
What a beautiful voice!!!
He and Jennifer Nettles are my new fav-o-rite vocalists!!
that baby is you
Loved him since the early Mavericks
Saw them on PBS and can't stop,playing their music. My wife and I are driving our friends crazy, we've fallen in love with Raul and the Mavericks and can't get enough. Going to see them live in Hollywood April 3, 2014.
He and mavericks are the best!
geba14
just saw him and the mavericks for the 1st time on pbs i was like where has he been all my life!!! seriously im mesmerized
One of the best vocalists of all time; regardless of genre.
this band is just unfreaking believable
apachelake
Love this Guy and his music, best person ever in concert and he is always just one of us - treats his fans like family. Have had the opportunity to see many live concerts and meet with him a few times. Not only is he blessed with tremendous talent, personality and gift of showmanship he shares it with us lucky fans..
adelcoons5
I love this guy (Malo) he puts me to sleep every night.That is the last thing i do every night turn him on and he puts me out.I love him!!!!!!
sully_b
Does it get any better than Raul??? Simply put, no...no it does not!!!
sassyjan
fabulous
Have always enjoyed the Mavericks but just now enjoying and learning about
Raul Malo...I'm enrapture... p u r e joy...want more.
This man Raul Malo is the best "new to me" singer I've found!!
I have seen live in reno,nv. twice at the nugget cant wait till his next appearance there.
Is he a BeeGee's fan???
His most current solo's are the finest music and solo singing there is!
Oh to be born with a voice as sweet as his. Am aligned with his philosophica a l beliefs as well.
saw him in st louis three years ago....and aggree he has a wonderful voice especially the old classics. the after hours album had just came out......... . s o very favorably impressed!!! ! !
ONE OF THE GREATEST VOICES OF THE CENTURY...OR EVEN LONGER!! A MUST SEE LIVE, ESPECIALLY ACOUSTIC!!!
Have loved his music for years and One hell of a nice guy having met him in person.Its just truly warming in the heart to hear this man sing live and feel the emotion and passion, THANK GOD FOR ARTIST'S THAT WRITE WITH THEIR HEARTS, not commercial radio and Nashville!!! ! ! ! ! !
Wow - first time I ever heard him, all I could think of was Roy Orbison-grea t !
I like his sound, reminds me of Roy Orbison
foggylady99
Mesmerizing voice. Mostly chooses very likeable songs, a few clunkers, overall top rated.
First heard him with the Mavericks, now am liking his move into latin based tunes.
Our favorite Malo work is Graham Parsons "Hot Burrito#2" on Return Of the Grevious Angel and tops it with the DVD tribute to Parsons-dont remember the title off hand. Keep your ears open for the work he does on the Compilation CD put together that benefits Don Imis' Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. Due out August 08!
Wow... "Games That Lovers Play" ...beautiful .
Raul Malo has the most amazing voice I've ever heard. I especially enjoy his latin and lounge work, but I'll listen to anything he sings, he can do it all. If you ever have a chance to see him and his band in concert, go, you'll be so glad you did.

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