The Mavericks have just released their special, 30th-anniversary recording “En Español (Edicion Deluxe).” The album includes a new and infectious summer single “Por Ti (Yo Quiero Ser)” / “For You (I Want To Be)” — as well as a new ranchera-style take on a previous single, “Poder Vivir.”
Band members also have released the slow vibe “Mujer Remix” by acclaimed, Latin Grammy-nominated cumbia DJ El Dusty that landed on Spotify picks for the best in new Latin music releases.
All this seems perfect timing for the group’s 8 p.m. Saturday concert at Brown County Music Center in nearby Nashville.
Born of Cuban-American roots in Miami, and then long based in Nashville, Tennessee, where they perfected their distinctive and eclectic Americana/roots fusion of country, rock and Tejano/Tex-Mex influences, The Mavericks decided to expand their musical palette even further last year with the release of their first All-Spanish language album — all in celebration of the Latin cultural roots of co-founder/singer Raul Malo and guitarist Eddie Perez.
Comprised of a collection of their own Spanish language originals, and classic Latin tracks from which they drew inspiration, The Mavericks’ “En Español” proved to be a groundbreaking project. Band members said it united fans across cultures, genres and languages, right from its late August 2020 release. The album notched No. 1 debuts on Billboard’s Latin pop albums chart, the iTunes and Amazon Latin music charts and became the first-ever album landing simultaneously in the Top 10 of the Americana and Latin music charts.
Reaction to the album has continued to grow even stronger since, with a wealth of media praise in the United States and Latin America. Plus, there have been performances on Austin City Limits, The Latin Alternative Music Conference, and The Hispanic Heritage Awards, a current award nomination alongside Bad Bunny for the best independent Latin album of the year, and multiple “Best of 2020” album picks that spanned mainstream, country, Americana, and Latin music critic lists.