Performing live at the NCMA Ampitheater on June 8th: The Mavericks. The eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries with abandon, has gone through three distinct phases since it was founded in Miami in 1989—an initial period of heady success in the 1990s, a long hiatus starting in 2003, and a triumphant reunion in 2012.
Now The Mavericks usher in the fourth phase of their evolution with the #1 Billboard debut of their first-ever all Spanish album, En Español, released on the band’s own Mono Mundo label. Although all 12 tracks are in Spanish, the collection represents a diversity of musical styles and cultural traditions, from tender boleros to brassy mariachi to reimagined Afro-Cuban classics. En Español adds a striking assortment of genres—salsa, ska, norteño, mariachi—to The Mavericks’ sturdy rock/country base. The foundation is solidly Latin with streaks of irreverent rock and twangy guitars running through it, all branded with the unmistakable Mavericks style.