Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Mavericks Make Magic Once Again With Two Grammy Nominations

THE MAVERICKS MAKE MAGIC ONCE AGAIN 
WITH TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
 

Recognized in Best American Roots Song & Best Americana Album 
Categories Two Decades After Last Win




NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ever enticing loyal fans with their unique fusion of melodies and charisma that evoke a palpable groove, The Mavericks have once again impressed an elite industry group. The troupe of musical comrades — Raul Malo (lead vocals), Paul Deakin (drums), Eddie Perez (guitars) and Jerry Dale McFadden(keyboards) — earned two GRAMMY nominations this morning in both the Best American Roots Song (“All Night Long”) and Best Americana Album (Mono) categories.
The honor comes two decades after they took home Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal for “Here Comes the Rain.”
Pictured (L-R): Eddie Perez, Paul Deakin, Jerry Dale McFadden, Raul Malo  
























“We are incredibly grateful that our music is able to do exactly what we intended … free people from themselves and their struggles,” shared Malo. “On the road our fans dance, cry, sing, laugh and get into a vibe that transcends outside obstacles like race, language and social status. Thank you to the Recording Academy for noticing and again believing in the Mavericks.”
Continued Perez, “this band has always defied the odds and expectations … a country band from Miami with a Cuban singer? But it works, because people feel the passion.”

The Mavericks have re-emerged with an unbridled urgency since signing to Big Machine Label Group imprint the Valory Music Co. — named the Americana Music Awards Duo/Group of theYear; producing two well-received albums, In Time (2013) and Mono (2015), the latter of which spent two weeks at #1 on the Americana Airplay Charts; debuting new music on national television shows such as NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers (“All Night Long”), TBS’ Conan (“Summertime (When I’m With You)”) and CBS This Morning Saturday (“Back in Your Arms Again”). 

(16 Feb 2015) Mavericks - Mono (Decca/ The Valory Music)
12 Tracks/ Time: 42:40 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - Test Drive on SPOTIFY

Music critics across the globe experiencing the headline Mono Mundo Tour and listening to the fresh tracks enthused:  


“The ability to transcend time, to merge Latin cultures seamlessly with American rock/pop/country standards, to offer the erogenous without salacious slather, The Mavericks […] created a new world for post-country country—as musically satisfying as it is hormone-peaking.”
—PASTE
“The Mavericks became great by cutting through the din in smoky rooms where studio tricks didn't factor in — only a killer voice, indelible hooks and the ability to draw in even the most distracted listeners.”
—NPR
"Country's coolest, most versatile band, led by the silver-throated Raul Malo, returns with more country infused with elements of world music, rock, jazz and whatever else the group has decided to throw in.”
—ROLLING STONE
“…their sound is as sleek as ever. The record was recorded in just five days; that fact alone testifies to how strong they are live.”
—THE VILLAGE VOICE
“With a sound as distinctive as John Fogerty or even Steely Dan, they managed to not only reconstitute themselves, but retain their visionary musically integrity … they’ve caught lightning in a bottle yet again.” 
—VINTAGE GUITAR
“It’s big, bold and still stands out next to anything coming from Nashville.” 
—BILLBOARD

Malo will join a host of talent during the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Songconcert event to honor Willie Nelson, airing on PBS on January 15, 2016.
The 2016 GRAMMY Awards air on Monday, February 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS 
For upcoming tour dates and more, visit TheMavericksBand.com.  

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