Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tex-Mex

After spending the last two nights in Montreal, the Tex-Mex sounds of the Mavericks hit Freeport last evening. From the moment they strolled on the stage with no real introduction they had the audience jumping, dancing and toe-tappin'. If you know of anyone who doesn't get too excited about anything, take them to a Maverick's concert. Lead singer Raul Malo's voice is amazing. He can sing anything. And the antics of 'blue smurf' keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, jumping from electric piano to organ, was fun to watch. The centerpiece of the band were these two and lead guitarist Eddie Perez and drummer Paul Deakin. Backing them up was the horn section (sax and trumpet), a standup bass player and a main ingredient to any Tex-Mex influenced band, an accordion. I'm not going through the entire setlist, but I can tell you that my favorites were: "Back in Your Arms Again", "Blue Bayou", "Dance the Night Away",  "Born to Be Blue", "Guantanamera" that morphed into "Twist and Shout", that brought the audience to its feet and dancing. The encore ended with my favorite."All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down". The eight member band then took its customary bow, arm in arm, at the center of the stage and later in the darkness the tour bus pulled out headed back into Canada to St. Johns, New Brunswick. Want a fun night? Catch one of their shows. They are back in the States soon and then off to England.
Great concert.
One of the best I've seen.
And for ZERO dollars.
What a deal!
*ps I want his orange guitar!

24 comments:

  1. Hi Birdman, Neat report ... Wow, I hope they come to Seattle!

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  2. Sounds like an awesome gig - and free? Awesome! There's nothing quite like a really great live band with an exciting energy

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  3. Excellent way to celebrate Birdman and as Aimee said, free is a huge bonus!

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  4. An excellent review! I'll check to see if they are ever coming here.

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  5. Probably one of the funnest concerts I've ever been to!

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  6. Never heard of these guys but from your description I'd go see them if they ever come to Florida!

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  7. Sounds like a great concert! Great entertainment for a holiday weekend.

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  8. If you say so, lets all join the party!

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  9. Your description and your photo really hit the nail on the head because, although I've never heard them, you certainly made me wish that I had, Birdman.

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  10. A great concert and it was FREE? Amazing!

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  11. I'd have loved this. With cheese. :-)

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  12. Lucky for you that you got to see the concert free of charge. But that makes me wonder how bands like this survive. Surely someone pays them for their performance. After all, those tour buses don't run on water!

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  13. Agreed. Infectious music with a fab lead singer.

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  14. You sure had a fun evening!!

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  15. You sure had a fun evening!!

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  16. I LOVE the Mavericks! They've been here a few times.

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  17. This must have been piles of fun. I'm jealous!

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  18. Tex/Mex in Maine, who'd of thought?

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  19. I've heard of the band, but it's not really my kind of music.

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