Raul Malo

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Raul Malo
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Raul Malo at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
Background information
Birth name Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo Jr.
Born (1965-08-07) August 7, 1965 (age 49)
Origin Miami, Florida, United States
Genres Country, Western swing, salsa, Tex-Mex, Latin jazz, Americana
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1989–present
Labels New Door
Associated acts The Mavericks, Los Super Seven, K.T. Oslin, Steve Berlin

Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo Jr. (born August 7, 1965 in Miami, Florida), known professionally as Raúl Malo, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He is the lead singer of country music band The Mavericks and the co-writer of many of their singles, as well as Rick Trevino's 2003 single "In My Dreams". After the disbanding of The Mavericks in the early 2000s, Malo pursued a solo career.[1] He has also participated from 2001 in the Los Super Seven supergroup. The Mavericks re-formed in 2012 and did a five-week tour.

Biography[edit]

Malo was born in Miami to middle-class Cuban parents. He is married to Betty and together they have three sons: Dino, Vincent and Max (who sang with him on Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites).

The Mavericks, with Malo, original drummer Paul Deakin, and bass guitarist Robert Reynolds, reunited in 2012-2013 for tours and a new album. Eddie Perez will be the guitarist. He joined the group for the Live in Austin DVD.

On July 29, 2012, Malo sang The National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race in Indianapolis, IN.

Solo discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country US Heat US Indie US Holiday
Today
  • Release date: October 23, 2001
  • Label: Higher Octave
You're Only Lonely
  • Release date: July 25, 2006
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
50 38
After Hours
  • Release date: July 17, 2007
  • Label: New Door Records
43 12
Marshmallow World &
Other Holiday Favorites
  • Release date: September 25, 2007
  • Label: New Door Records
24 11
Lucky One
  • Release date: March 3, 2009
  • Label: Fantasy Records
13
Sinners and Saints
  • Release date: October 5, 2010
  • Label: Fantasy Records
7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK[2]
2002 "I Said I Love You" 57 Today
"Today"
2006 "Feels Like Home" You're Only Lonely
2009 "Lucky One" Lucky One
2010 "Moonlight Kiss"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2009 "Hello Again" Matt Robertson

References[edit]

  1. ^ " Today" by Raul Malo - zBoneman Music Reviews
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 344. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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