Raul Malo at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
|Birth name||Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo Jr.|
|Born|| August 7, 1965 |
|Origin||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Genres||Country, Western swing, salsa, Tex-Mex, Latin jazz, Americana|
|Associated acts||The Mavericks, Los Super Seven, K.T. Oslin, Steve Berlin|
Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo Jr. (born August 7, 1965, Miami, Florida), known professionally as Raúl Malo, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He was the lead singer of country music band The Mavericks and the co-writer of many of their singles, as well as Rick Trevino's 2003 single "In My Dreams". Since the disbanding of the Mavericks in the early 2000s, Malo has pursued a solo career. He has also participated from 2001 in the Los Super Seven supergroup.
Malo was born in Miami to middle-class Cuban parents. He is married to Betty and together they have three sons: Dino, Vincent and Max (who sang with him on Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites).
It was announced by Malo, that The Mavericks, with original drummer, Paul Deakin and bass guitarist Robert Reynolds, will be reuniting in 2012 for tours and new album. Eddie Perez will be guitarist. He joined the group for the Live in Austin DVD.
On July 29, 2012, Malo sang The National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race in Indianapolis, IN.