NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RHIANNON GILBERT) -- Fans of the Mavericks will tell you the band’s live performances are among the best shows in the business. In the 90s, their Cuban-tinged music became the first of its kind to hit the country charts. Now, the Mavericks have launched their independent record label, Mono Mundo Recordings, with the release of “All Night Live, Volume 1,” the first album that brings their powerhouse sound to your stereo.
The Grammy-winning band has always been hard to nail down. Their songs are usually categorized as country-rock, with lead singer Raul Malo’s renowned voice leading the blend of rockabilly and western swing. However, what everyone remembers about the band is its spicy, Latin dance vibe commanded by trumpets and accordion.
The Mavericks became one of the most commercially successful Americana bands in the 1990s before taking a decade long hiatus. Despite the break, their fan base welcomed them back with open arms and recruited some first-time listeners, as well. Now, with control of their own label, kicked off by a throwback to the days of live rock ‘n’ roll albums, they’re setting up for the release of a new studio album in 2017.