Raul Malo
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Raul Malo
Raul Malo
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Background information
Ral Francisco Martnez-Malo Jr.
Born (1965-08-07) August 7, 1965 (age 52)
Miami, Florida
Origin Cuba, United States
Genres Americana, neotraditional country, Tex-Mex, western swing, salsa, neo-swing, vocal jazz, classic pop, country pop
Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
1989-present
Labels New Door
The Mavericks, Los Super Seven, K.T. Oslin, Steve Berlin

Ral Francisco Martnez-Malo Jr. (born August 7, 1965 in Miami, Florida), known professionally as Ral 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 continue to tour extensively. In 2015 they won the Americana music award for duo/group of the year.

Biography

Malo was born in Miami to middle-class Cuban parents. He is married to Betty, and together they have three sons: Dino, Victor 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 is 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

Albums

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

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

Year Video Director
2009 "Hello Again" Matt Robertson

References

  1. ^ " Today" by Raul Malo - zBoneman Music Reviews Archived 2007-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  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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