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Albums Of The Week: The Mavericks | Moon & Stars


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Miami-formed and Nashville-based, genre-bending Americana icons The Mavericks return with their long-awited 13th studio album Moon And Stars. The record marks their first new music release since 2020’s groundbreaking and chart-topping En Español project, and their first return to a full English-language release since their acclaimed Brand New Day album in 2017.

“This record has been a journey of reflection, introspection, patience, learning and evolving,” the bandmembers say in a press release. “Some of these songs were written years ago, but they weren’t ready. Or maybe we weren’t. We are now,”

Already known for their distinctive and eclectic Americana/roots fusion of alternative and outlaw country, rock, blues, R&B and Tejano/Tex-Mex influences, The Mavericks — singer-bassistt Raul Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden — quite appropriately recorded the tracks of Moon And Stars around the South in Blackbird Studio (Nashville), Frogville Studios (Santa Fe), and Dockside Studio (Louisiana). The result is an album that instantly invokes both a timeless feel of a classic Mavericks release that will fit seamlessly among their most revered career work, while once again challenging genre conventions and pushing the boundaries of their melting pot sound ever forward.

Special featured guests on the album include Sierra Ferrell, Maggie Rose, Nicole Atkins and the band’s own Fantastic Five member Max Abrams. Song co-writers include the legendary Bernie Taupin, Sam Hollander, Wally Wilson and more.”