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February 12, 2010
Raul's Rave Reveiw

"When you see a trio take the to the stage with acoustic guitar, trumpet, and bass guitar, at least it's going to be an interesting evening. 

Any doubts were dispelled once Raul Malo started to sing Lucky One, the title track of his first album of original material in seven years.

It wasn't just the sublime voice of the former singer with The Mavericks, but the subtle musical support that he received from his two colleagues.

Jamison Sevit's trumpet was muted so that it added colour without overwhelming the beauty of the song; Jay Weaver's bass completing a surprisingly robust framework...

But what a voice, its range perfectly suited to whatever the style of country, pop or Latin it was deployed on...

From the new album, Moonlight Kisses could give Raul Malo another big commercial breakthrough.  

The Mavericks may be history but their frontman has moved on creatively and with bags of popular appeal and it was thrilling to hear him in such an intimate environment."

-Peter Kay, Sheffield Telegraph 


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