Led by singer/songwriter Raul Malo (born August 7, 1965, Miami, Florida), the band was formed in Florida in the late '80s.
"You don't have to overdub a bunch of guitars and fiddle and all of these perceived holes because the one guitar part is placed exactly where it should be and fills a nice piece of real estate." "There's a real honesty to it," he says. "If I hadn't said anything, I don't think people would have even noticed, but that's okay," he says.
Members are Raul Malo (lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, piano and percussion), Paul Deakin (drums, percussion and marimba), Eddie Perez (electric and acoustic guitars), and Jerry Dale Mc Fadden (piano, organ and celeste).
hen you call yourselves The Mavericks, you have a reputation to live up to.
Taking the name the Mavericks, the band began playing rock clubs around the Miami area and built up a solid local following.
The group chose to play rock clubs because the country bars only wanted to book bands that played covers and the Mavericks preferred to concentrate on original material.