Photo Coverage: THE MAVERICKS PLAY St. George Theatre, Staten Island
The Mavericks are touring the US after the release of Brand New Day - their first independent studio album on their own label Mono Mundo Recordings/Thirty Tigers. They made a stop at the beautifully restored St. George Theatre on Staten Island and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the show.
After years on major labels, The Mavericks chose to set a new course with the founding of Mono Mundo and the release of their first live album, 2016s captivating All Night Live, Volume 1. On the spectacular Brand New Day, the beloved veteran band convincingly proves that they may have not even reached their apex yet.
The 10 songs that make up Brand New Day feature The Mavericks genre-defying style. Case in point, the album opens with the tejano/bluegrass-inspired Rolling Along, which sets a tone before the wall-of-sound power of the title track thrusts the listener deep into the musical journey. From the '60s flavored Easy As It Seems to the accordion-fueled shuffle of I Will Be Yours to the heart-melting beauty of Goodnight Waltz, Brand New Day finds the eclectic unit as inspired, passionate and commanding as ever.
Considered by many to be one of the great and most unique American bands, The Mavericks formed in Miami in the late 1980s, eventually moving to Nashville and launching what would be an incredible career that featured hits, sold-out tours and the creation of a large and loyal fan base. The Mavericks created a one-of-a-kind sound that seamlessly blended elements of rock, Latino, folk, blues, country and more.
The band has been nominated for two Grammy Awards for 2017-Best American Album for Brand New Day and Best American Roots Song for I Wish You Well
Led by Raul Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, along with Max Abrams on Sax, Ed Friedland on Bass, Julio Diaz on Trumpet, Michael Guerra on Accordian and Lorenzo Molina Ruiz on Trumpet the band constantly plays to sold out houses all over the United States and in the New Year will be touring in Europe.
For updated tour info go to: http://www.themavericksband.com
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy