Raul Malo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: country latin rockabilly rock alt-country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1965, Miami, Florida, USA. Malo’s soaring Roy Orbison -styled vocals helped propel country rock group the Mavericks to international commercial success in the 90s. As chief songwriter Malo was also instrumental in shaping the group’s inventive blend of styles, which by their commercial heyday of the late 90s was taking in country, Latin, jazz, pop and rock ‘n’ roll.

Malo made his solo bow in 2001 during a period of inactivity in the Mavericks camp. Released on the Higher Octave label, Today was a fully-fledged Latin pop recording that drew extensively on the singer’s Cuban heritage, including four Spanish language cuts. Among the many delights on offer was a sly duet with Shelby Lynne on ‘It Takes Two To Tango’. In the same year Malo worked with the Tex-Mex supergroup Los Super Seven on their second album, Canto.

Following one further album and an extensive tour with the...

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