In my family, I’m the vulture of culture, and usually dictate which movies and concerts we go to. My wife excels at other things – like being beautiful and being an amazing cook, and even being funnier than I. So it came with great shock and awe shucks that she turned me onto an incredible singer/songwriter that I never had the pleasure of hearing of, and hearing in general. Ears, meet Raul Malo – a Cuban-American whose influences are wide-ranged, and whose voice is so grand and marvelous that it sends chills down my ears, to my spine and into my heart, where it hugs and tugs, and warms it song after song
We caught Mr Malo at the intimate City Winery, where all he brought was an acoustic guitar and that singular soul-shaking voice. My oh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! It didn’t matter what he was singing, from his own solo catalog, to tunes from his band the Mavericks – it all ROCKED. But where things really really REALLLY ROCKED were the covers her covered – doing justice and then some to the likes of Willie Nelson, Sinatra, Harry Nilsson, Roy Orbison and The Hollies. I want to hear him cover every song ever!!! EVER!!!!!!!
Sign me up for mas Malo, por favor!