Thursday, June 6
Doors open at 7:00 pm
The Grammy-winning Mavericks are celebrating their 30th anniversary with Brand New Day, a genre-defying collection of taut, energetic songs that seamlessly merge strains of country, Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, and rock.
Brand New Day features the core members of the group since their triumphant 2012 reunion: golden-voiced singer Raul Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez, and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, along with auxiliary members “the Fantastic Four” filling out the set’s brawny sound with their signature accordion and horns.
Malo sees the expansive music on Brand New Day not merely as an expression of his personal roots, but also as a nod to the richness of their artistic sources.
He says, “I live in Nashville, but I’m still as Cuban as if I was in Miami. American music is such a beautiful landscape, and there are so many things to draw from. As a Latino, you’re trying to assimilate into this culture, and you’re taking it all in. All of it is part of your vocabulary. It’s all Americana, and now more than ever those differences, and that inclusion, need to be celebrated and need to be talked about.”