Rocking Retro: The Mavericks

Back in the 90’s there were still a few country artists and groups on the radio that were embodying the spirit of the old sound – nowadays they’re nowhere to be found, and when they go that route, they all but disappear from the dial.  Along with Dwight Yoakam and Patty Loveless, Miami-based the Mavericks were probably the most successful in the neotraditional realm of popular country music, winning Grammys and charting numerous times in their successful six-album run.

My dad bought What a Crying Shame and Music For All Occasions on CD when I was nine, and I probably listened to them more than he did – they became regular go-to favorites for me.  Leader Raul Malo has since embarked on a modestly successful solo career, but it is my hope the group will reunite for a summer tour or something akin, preferably touring with the aforementioned Yoakam.  Hey, I can dream….

The Mavericks – Foolish Heart

The Mavericks – Here Comes The Rain

The Mavericks – O What A Thrill

The Mavericks – What A Crying Shame

The Mavericks – All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down (featuring Flaco Jimenez)

One Response to “Rocking Retro: The Mavericks”

  • Marcus the Thin Man Says:

    I was kind of hoping I would make a “my buddies and I were talking about….” appearance in the blog in this post. No luck…womp, womp.

    The Mavericks…a great almost forgotten band. Maybe this will be the blog that will get em’ reunited. Hey, I can dream…

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