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Raul Malo five-song sneak preview EP coming

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 – Raul Malo fans will receive an early Christmas present with the release of "Hello Again," a digital-only 5-song EP on Fantasy Records available exclusively at iTunes next Tuesday, Dec. 16. The EP is a preview of a CD coming in March with two of the songs appearing on both.

Hello Again, also is the first single from the "Lucky One" album, which streets on March 3, 2009. The EP also contains a demo version of So Beautiful, a studio version of which also appears on the new album. Included also on the EP are two recent live versions of songs from Malo's 2001 debut solo album "Today:" Every Little Thing, and I Said I Love You. A newly recorded remake of a song from Malo's Mavericks years titled In My Dreams.

Malo wrote Lucky One over a two-year period at his Nashville home and used several home demos appear as final versions on the CD. He also worked once again with Steve Berlin, best known for his work with Los Lobos and who worked on Malo's 2001 "Today" album, as co-producer.

Malo is presently amidst his annual Christmas Party tour, with the following dates :

Dec. 10 - Annapolis

Dec. 12 - New York

Dec. 13 - Collingswood, N.J.

Dec. 14 - Foxboro, Mass.

Dec. 17 - Houston

Dec. 19-20 - Austin

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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
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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: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow – Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well. Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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