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Raul Malo works on new CD, tours

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 – Raul Malo, former frontman of The Mavericks, signed a record deal with Fantasy Records, and will release new music in 2009. Malo starts a cross-country tour tonight in California.

Malo will play new and old songs during his tour, which winds up Aug. 23 in Lexington, Mich.

Malo is working with producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), on his first album of all-original material since 2001's "Today" and the new collection is set for release in early 2009. Concord Music Group is also the home of Tift Merritt and John Fogerty.

Tour dates are:
July 16 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
July 17 Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon Club
July 19 Bakersfield, CA Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
July 20 Winters, CA The Palms
July 23 Modesto, CA State Theatre
July 24 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair
July 25 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
July 26 Reno, NV Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheatre
Aug. 8-9 Austin, TX Gruene Hall
Aug. 13-14 New York, NY Rockin' The River Cruise
Aug. 15 Uncasville, CT The Mohegan Sun
Aug. 16 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
Aug. 17 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 18 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
Aug. 21-22 Ann Arbor ,MI The Ark
Aug. 23 Lexington, MI Lexington Music Theatre

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Lucky One CD review - Lucky One
We've all heard pop songs cliches about how love is a gamble, with both winners and losers. Raul Malo seems to have rolled the dice and won. The title track brags, "Now I'm the lucky one, I'll always bee the lucky one." Malo describes himself as the jackpot during You Always Win, however, when he announces, "Baby you, you always win." When it comes to purchasing new music, Malo is about the surest bet out there. Beginning with The Mavericks, Malo has »»»
Hello Again CD review - Hello Again
Raul Malo is a singer's singer, a rarity in our image-conscious music world. And while he's long since given up on being strictly a country singer (if he ever even was one in the first place), Malo has always been blessed with the sort of Roy Orbison-esque voice that all true country fans can appreciate. "Hello Again" is a five-song EP preview of Malo's upcoming full-length CD, but to paraphrase an old Smokey Robinson song, sometimes a taste of Malo is worse than none at »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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