Grammy Award-winning, genre-defying band The Mavericks have received two Grammy nominations for their critically acclaimed album Brand New Day. The album received the nod for BEST AMERICANA ALBUM, while the beautiful, sentimental track “I Wish You Well” was nominated for BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG. Brand New Day is the group’s first independent studio album, released on their own Mono Mundo Recordings.
And now, The Mavericks bring Holiday Cheer to all with their first-ever original Christmas song “Christmas Time Is (Coming ‘Round Again)” and their rousing rendition of the soulful classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. Both tracks are currently available on 10” white vinyl, digitally and on streaming services.
Led by the masterful vocals of Raul Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez, keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, along with longtime auxiliary multi-instrumentalists The Fantastic Four — Max Abrams (sax), Julio Diaz (trumpet), Ed Friedland (bass) and Michael Guerra (accordion) — The Mavericks create their own wall of sound on these festive holiday recordings.
For the better part of three decades, The Mavericks have marched to the beat of their own drum, uniquely blending elements of rock, swing, soul, Latino, folk, blues and country like no one before or since. Their sound has never been neatly confined to one genre or style, despite many debates. Perhaps with “Christmas Time Is (Coming ‘Round Again)” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, everyone can agree on one genre The Mavericks can easily fit into this time of year – Christmas!