Music Programme 2018
Can one band really offer so much? The answer, in the case of The Mavericks, is yes. They play a colourful cocktail of country, folk, blues, tex-mex, twang, latin and roots rock with style, charm, and great songs from a charismatic singer. Luring this Miami band with their 30-year history to Tønder Festival 2018 is nothing less than a scoop. The Mavericks suit Tønder Festival perfectly, and there is no doubt there will be happy faces and dancing feet in front of the stage. The Mavericks formed in 1989 and quickly earned a name as a formidable live band. During the 90s they released a succession of albums that won hit list placings and numerous prizes, among them a Grammy in 1995. Their single All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down, featuring tex-mex star Flaco Jiménez, made the charts, and Dance the Night Away (1998) was a hit. The band broke up in 2004, and the singer, guitarist and songwriter Raul Malo went solo. In 2012, The Mavericks reunited, released a new album and proved that a reunion need not mean rehashing the past.
New songs, and lashings of musical creativity assured the band engagements all over the world in the subsequent years. The Mavericks’ latest album Brand New Day from 2017 has been nominated for a Grammy. Come and join in the fun on Thursday evening at Tønder Festival for The Mavericks’ only Danish concert in 2018.
(Photo: David McClister)