The Mavericks, founded in Miami in 1989, are bringing their unique blend of Latin, Country and Rockabilly mix to the Hard Rock Rocksino on November 5th.
Starting in the punk and alternative scene in south Florida, the band quickly became recognized for their genre-defying sound.
With a Cuban-American lead singer, garage-band ferocity, an intense live show and a deep love of both romance and pure country to go with the polyrhythmic beats they were raised on, the Mavericks were unlikely superstars. Yet their raucous sound broke ground for the country format with hits like “Here Comes the Rain,” “Crying Shame,” “Dance the Night Away” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.”
An indefinite divergence in 2004 led members Raul Malo, Paul Deakin, Eddie Perez and Jerry Dale McFadden in different directions until the 2013 release of In Time (The Valory Music Co.) and subsequent touring. In Time topped many critics’ Best Of lists, including American Songwriter, The Boston Globe, NPR, Los Angeles Times and New York Magazine. The Mavericks’ music has most recently been featured in the movie Grudge Match and ABC’s Nashville. In early 2015 they released their latest album, Mono.
Winners of the Country Music Awards’ “Vocal Group of the Year” in both 1995 and 1996, the group also won a Grammy for “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” in 1995. They’ve released eight studio albums and eight compilation albums since the early 1990s.
The band will roll through Northeast Ohio on November 5th at Northfield’s Hard Rock Rocksino.
Tickets may be found here.