The Mavericks, the eclectic rock and country group out of Miami, has done just about everything in its three-decade career. Add another: an album recorded entirely in Spanish – the swinging En Español. Released on the band’s Mono Mundo label, the record features seven traditional songs and five originals, showcasing the band’s versatility. Benji talks to Raul Malo about all that and more in this recent Zoom interview.
“It’s like we’ve had three different lives,” says Malo, the band’s lead singer and songwriter said in a release leading up to the album. “And now this is a whole new beginning.”
The Mavericks unique blend of Tex-Mex, traditional country, and rockabilly enabled the band to sound like no other in the 90s. On this new release, Malo’s Cuban-American heritage shines through. The band’s Latin American sound has never sounded so present, giving us one of the best Americana albums this year.