Jul 11 2011

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)