site was created in 2001 for the Nashville
SWAG (Robert Reynolds, Jerry Dale
McFadden, Scotty Huff, Ken Coomer, et al)
is currently 'resting'.
So we have segued into a 'catch-all' site
for SWAG, Mavericks, and Hillbilly
All-Stars (Paul Deakin, Robert
Reynolds, Jerry Dale McFadden, Chuck Mead
& Mark Collie et al - see Pictures
pages for live photos.)
Due to problems with ads, you may need to right-click
links and Open
in New Window
"Goodnight Rock&Roll" -
Robert Reynolds' new release!
Digital Jul 12, 2017, CD Aug 1,
2017. See latest
thing I love about
Reynolds’ music is that he
is not one to pigeon-hole
himself in to one style of
music, he has a love of
different genres of music
and whilst in one song he
can be exploring his
liking for rock music, in
the next he can be delving
in to his
ES, Maverick magazine
You'll also find
information on The Mavericks, plus
video links. Enjoy your
Mavericks 2017 tour dates are on our Shows
Tour date info is also on
- and there's a shop there too. See
info on reissue of first album.
The Mavericks, 2015:
L-R: Eddie Perez, Paul Deakin, Jerry Dale
McFadden, Raul Malo
The Mavericks are:
Raul Malo, Paul Deakin, Eddie Perez and
Jerry Dale McFadden Additional
Michael Guerra (accordion), Ed Friedland
(double bass), Max Abrams (sax), Julio Diaz
or Scotty Huff (trumpet).
New Mavericks album,
Brand New Day released March 24,
2017 (UK), March 31, 2017 (UK)
SWAG was founded in 1996 by Robert
Reynolds & Jerry Dale McFadden.
Robert Reynolds' CD "Audrey In A Dream"here
- featuring Paul Deakin & Jerry Dale
McFadden. Tracklisting info is in our
You can also purchase Jerry Dale McFadden's
"This Girl" album from Amazon.com
for 2001 to
2012 & News
archive for 2013
LATEST NEWS: Due
to problems with ads, you may need to
right-click links and Open in New Window
2017: Robert Reynolds' fantastic new CD, "Good
Night, Rock&Roll", digital release Jul 12,
2017. Physical CD released by Aug 1, 2017. Email email@example.com See Music page for background and
info on Robert's two previous solo CDs and SWAG CD.
Jul 10, 2017: Buy Robert's reissued EP "Audrey
in a Dream". Email firstname.lastname@example.org
See our Music page for
background and reviews.
New Robert Reynolds music!
Not only that, there's a whole raft of
items/packages for you to choose from.
Visit Robert's Pledge
Music page -
you'll find 23 different packages available.
You may need to click twice (separately) on
the Pledge link, due to problems with pop-up
Or copy and paste http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/robertreynolds
You can pre-order Robert's new CD, buy a
limited edition T-shirt, Robert's personal
Mavericks memorabilia, Robert's own artwork...
and there's even a Robert Reynolds Nashville
Meanwhile visit our Music
page for information about Robert's previous
ventures. (you may need to click twice)
Jan 5, 2017: The title track of the
upcoming album 'Brand New Day' was played
on BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris Country on Jan
5, 2017. In between the
songs Bob Harris talked to Raul Malo and
Eddie Perez. The three songs played were:
Stories We Could Tell, Come Unto Me
(live), Brand New Day (track from the
upcoming eponymous album).
10, 2016: The Mavericks have now opened a new
online store with some fantastic new
Dec 7, 2016: Nick Kane is now in a new band -
Smoky White Devils. Catch them on Dec 17 at the
5 Spot in Nashville. More information and updates are
to be found on Nick's
Nov 23, 2016: Fantastic review at Audiophilereview.com
of All Night Live Vol 1. Don't miss Page 2...
Aug 2, 2016: Scotty Huff appeared on Good
Morning America on Mon Aug 2, 2016, as part of Jake
Jun 27, 2016: The Mavericks have their own
recording label - Mono Mundo Recordings. The
first record will be All Night Live (Vol 1),
which will be released on October 14, 2016. Full
here. Sad to see Robert Reynolds
airbrushed out of the names of the founding members of
lMar 24, 2016: Watch the new official video for The
Only Question Is on YouTube. Includes the
Mar 23, 2016: Scotty Huff will be touring with
Jake Owen from mid-May 2016.
Feb 15, 2016: Sadly the Mavericks didn't win a
GRAMMY this year. They were nominated in two
categories: Best American Roots Song (All Night
Long) and Best Americana Album (Mono) However, they did perform a
rousing All Nigvht Long to an appreciative
audience - one man came down to the front to dance by
the stage. That was approximately an hour into
the show, for those of you who want to view the show -
it will be archived for 90 days at grammy.com.
Awards Premiere Ceremony was at the Microsoft
Theater, Los Angeles, CA on Monday February 15, 2016. UPDATE: Click to
Mavericks performing All Night Long,
Dec 31 2015: Robert
Reynolds now has an Etsy page to sell his
artwork - and that of partner Michelle, who
specialises in paper craft. Visit and see some
beautiful artwork. Also check out Robert's Instagram
page and his Facebook
page. His email address is frequently mentioned
so you can order that way also.
Nov 18, 2015:
Raul Malo performed at the DAR Constitution Hall in
Washington DC at the celebraton for Willie Nelson
being awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize
for Popular Song for 2015. Raul sings Crazy.
for more info. Broadcast on PBS on January
15, 2016. Update:Click
to view video
Nov 16, 2015: Raul Malo and Paul Deakin appeared on
Holland show on BBC Radio 2 at 23:00hrs on Mon
16 Nov 2015. The show is now archived, but may
not be available in all countries. Click
here to listen. It was recorded in London
on Sep 10, 2015.
Nov 3, 2015: Paul Deakin gave an interview to
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH, on Nov 2, 2015.
You can read it here::
drummer and Painesville native Paul Deakin
pumped about return to Ohio
For drummer Paul Deakin, his Mavericks show
Friday night at the Hard Rocksino is a
what his 'official' band bio says, he's a
Northeast Ohio boy. "When I was 9, I moved from
Painesvile, Ohio, to Miami", he said
in a call from a Nashville tennis court,
where he'd just gotten in a couple of sets
with a friend. "I was born at Rainbow
Babies and Children's Hospital."
"I delivered The Plain
Dealer'' he said, proudly (as well he
should!). He and his older brother
would load up a wagon and traipse through
their neighborhood, stuffing the paper in
those Plain Dealer boxes that have all but
disappeared.Now this isn't the first time he's
been back to Cleveland – he had a heart
valve replacement at the Cleveland Clinic in
2000 – but this gig IS a first for
him. "I've never played my
hometown", he said, although he did
recall the band did play some fair south of
He's certainly coming back home on a good
note. The reunited Mavericks - they formed
in Miami in 1989, split up in 2004 and got
back together in 2012 - just won the
group/duo of the year trophy at the
Americana Music Awards. "We were really
dumbfounded", Deakin said.
He and lead singer Raul Malo had presented
another award and were in the elevator on
the way back up to the dressing room."I
said 'Shouldn't we stay down here?' and he
said 'We're not going to win this.'
So the surprised looks are
The award means the band, which won a 1996
Grammy for Here Comes the Rain but
perhaps is best known for the single All
You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down with
accordionist Flaco Jimenez, did the right
thing by getting back together. "I
wouldn't say that that's the only thing
that validates the reunion", Deakin
just an acknowledgement of the work that
you've been doing. We're not
just a reunion band - we've created a
second chapter to this music after taking
seven or eight years off. We
grew as human beings and musicians.''
Really, it probably was predestined that the
band would come back together after the
breakup, during which Malo produced several
solo albums and Deakin and the rest of the
band played with other groups.
"There's nothing like that weird,
inexplicable chemistry of a band that
fits, with the right mix of strengths and
weaknesses,'' he said. "It's exciting to
be able to do it as brothers.''
Oct 29, 2015:
There are TWO
videos for you to enjoy:
Click to view the Mavericks' latest
video - Pardon
Also in the video you'll be able to see the
famous Manuel, outfitter to the stars, as The
Oct 3, 2015: There's a wealth of archived
shows at present - now we have the Mavericks'
appearance at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San
Francisco on Friday October 2, 2015. Click
the one-hour set. Songs played
were: All Night Long; Summertime; Stories
We Could Tell; What You Do To Me; Fall Apart;
Harvest Moon; Guantanamera/Twist and Shout; Back
In Your Arms Again; As Long As There's Loving
Tonight; All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.
You need to
enter "Mavericks" in the search box - for
some reason their name isn't in the list of
artists to select from. Should be
viewable in all countries.
Sep 17, 2015:
The Music City Roots
show from Franklin, TN is archived and
this direct linkor
go to the MCR Livestream
page and scroll down to the show for Sep
17 2015, The Mavericks'
50-minute set starts at 1h 59 in the
recording. It's archived for some
weeks, so you can go back and watch it a
few times. It should be available
in all countries.
Back in Your Arms Again; Stories We
Could Tell; What You Do To Me; The Only
Question Is; Come Unto Me; As Long As
There's Loving Tonight; I Said I Love
You; All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.
Fabulous show, don't miss it.
shows (L to R): Scotty Huff, Max
Abrams, Eddie Perez, Paul Deakin.
Scroll down the page for a photo of
Scotty with Tom Jones.
Sep 16, 2015:
Mavericks won the AMA
Group of the Year 2015
at the ceremony held at the
Ryman Auditorium in Nashville,
where they also performed
"Pardon Me". This award can now be
added to their previous awards:
1994: Academy of Country Music
Awards Top New Vocal
Group, and Top Vocal Group 1995: Academy of Country Music
Awards Top Vocal Group 1995: Grammy Awards Best Country
Performance by a Group with Vocal 1995: Country Music Association
Awards Vocal Group of
the Year 1996: Country Music Association
Awards Vocal Group of
the Year 2015: Americana Music Awards Group of the
Sep 13, 2015: Click
here to WATCH or click
here to listen to the six songs
played at Proms in the Park, London,
Saturday Sep 12, 2015. The video starts with
The Mavericks' 30-minute set and runs for
4 hrs, including the Jacksons. *May not be viewable in
all countries. With the audio,The
Mavericks start playing 11 mins into the
recording. Songs played: All Night Long,
Summertime, What You Do To Me, Guantanamera,
Twist and Shout, Dance The Night Away. Available for 30 days
from broadcast. Can be downloaded and
kept for 30 days.
Sep 7, 2015: The Mavericks are nominated for AMA
Group of the Year and will be performing at the
awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in
Nashville on Sep 16, 2015. Watch
the livestream of the show by clicking here.
May not be available in all countries.
Sep 2, 2015:
by Robert Reynolds, Sep 2015
These (left) are Artist
Trading Cards (ATCs) which are
2.5" x 3.5". Buy either the
originals or prints. To buy these or
other pieces of his art,
just visit Robert's
Instagram page, where you
will find contact details.
You can even commission an
exclusive piece of art.
Other examples of Robert's art are
further down on our News page, just
working on a painting of
Mick Jagger (now sold).
Aug 25, 2015:
Scotty Huff with Tom Jones at
Riverside Studios, London, Dec 4 1999,
when they both performed on the
Channel 4 TV show 'TFI Friday'.
the good news that ex-Mavericks
trumpet player Scotty
Huff is returning to play
occasional shows with the Mavericks,
starting on Sep 5 and 6, 2015 (replacing
Paul Armstrong). Scotty will
also be in the band for the AMA
Awards Show on Sep 16, 2015 and
Music City Roots on Sep 17. Matt
Cappy is performing at other shows.
Scotty originally joined the
Mavericks in 1997
and stayed for 3 years until
January 2001, when the Mavericks took a
break. Scotty then spent 3 years touring
with Keith Urban, and is currently a
composer, producer and performer.
Read an interview
with Scotty from 2000 on our Press
Watch Scotty with the Mavericks in this
video,RAW, which is in
See entry on Jan 7, 2015 (below), for
some images from the video. Plenty
more on YouTube, of course. Including an
hour of the show at the Royal
Albert Hall, London,1998
You can also find Scotty on Twitter.
Last but not least, Scotty
plays and sings on the
SWAG CD, Catch-all.
You can hear his vocals on Track
7, Different Girl. See Music
Page for details. Read
the review of his 2003
solo CD, 'Assorted' and
download tracks from Amazon.
Jun 30, 2015: A reminder
of a little promo video documentary from
August 2008 which is on photographer Deone
Jahnke's website, in which Robert makes an
appearance. Deone took the photo which
inspired the cover artwork for Robert's first EP
Audrey in a Dream (2003) and
also took the photo of the trees on the cover of
Robert's second EP, The Wintersky Works
(2005) - images reproduced in our News Archive
pages. Visit Deone's website to view the
video. Robert appears quite early on,
walking and talking (yes, he can do both at
once) alongside a creek near his home in
Nashville, and being photographed inside his
home by Deone. The background music is Near
Perfect Smile from SWAG's
2001 Catch-all album, with
Robert's vocals. You'll find the original
photo from the Audrey in a Dream EP elsewhere on
Deone's website. Explore the site, there
are some excellent musician photographs to rifle
2015: Way back in 1994, the
Mavericks recorded Carl Perkins' Matchbox,
with Carl Perkins and Duane Eddy, for the Red
Hot and Country compilation CD, which
was released in June 1994. Musicians
on the record are: Bass, Robert
Reynolds; Drums, Paul Deakin; Electric
guitar (2nd solo), Duane Eddy; Electric
guitar (3rd solo), Nick Kane; Piano, Jerry
Dale McFadden; Vocals, acoustic guitar, Raul
Malo; Vocals, electric guitar (1st solo),
Carl Perkins. Producer, Randy
to view a video of their performance
at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville
Pictured L to R:
Paul Deakin, Nick Kane, Carl
Perkins. Raul Malo, Robert Reynolds,
Randy Scruggs (producer) and Duane
Not pictured, though he played at
the recording session and on stage
at the Ryman, is Jerry Dale
Jun 18, 2015: Watch
the new Mavericks video - Summertime
(When I'm With You) recorded on Jan 2015's
Sandy Beaches Cruise. Bet Jerry Dale
needed a drink after that.
2015: Interview with ex-Mavericks
guitarist Nick Kane in the Murfreesboro
Pulse, June 2015. And you can
for upcoming shows, etc.
May 30, 2015: Background information on
the Mavericks is at BMG's
2015: Have a look at this 1996 appearance
by the Mavericks at the 1996
Grammy's with Flaco Jimenez on
accordion. Nick Kane has a nice little
speech he's rehearsing. Also
give this a listen - from 1994, a 6-min
radio interview with Robert. And, last but not
least, there's a 15-min
video of Paul Deakin
visiting Rob Cosman in his
woodworking workshop, November
2013, which you might like.
2015: A blast from the past - some of you may
remember Robert Reynolds and Paul Deakin toured
with Kevin Montgomery as the Roadtrippers (and
Paint) in 2001, 2003. Here is a video
Kevin made in 2000 of his song Another
Long Story (4.28). Watch for Robert on the
left of the screen at 2min 25sec.
In November 2001,
Robert Reynolds toured Australia with
to see a 6-minute video of their
appearance on the AM Adelaide
show on November 23, 2001. Songs
played are I Don't Even Know Your
Name and I Wish I Were Blind. Be sure to wait for
the second song - there's a gap where
it goes blank, you need to wait a few
More information on the Australia trip
is on Trampoline, the extensive site
managed by Chris Swann, who was with
them for the Adelaide area part of their
tour. Here's a link to the
relevant pages for the Australia visit
in November 2001, where you'll find
photos and Chris' reviews.
Take a look round the rest of the site
Apr 21, 2015: New official Mavericks video
released - All Night Long. Watch
4 min video on YouTube
an original Reynolds painting?
Robert, not Joshua...
Robert Reynolds is expanding from his
'Under the Influence' series - portraits
of musicians who have influenced him -
to fruit - and back again via Johnny
Cash and Willie Nelson. Update Apr
21: We're currently enjoying some
beautiful floral and scenic
Have a look at his Instagram
page. Keep checking often, there
may be one you want to buy!
His paintings ARE for sale, and
they're going like hot cakes. It would
be nice to see prints and greetings
cards in the future too.
Keith Richards, painted by Robert
in March 2015
Bob Dylan, by Robert Reynolds
Nelson. April 2015.
He's also completed a self-portrait
based on a photo by Deone Jahnke.
A selection of
Robert's paintings, including Janis
Joplin, Levon Helm...
Robert Reynolds at
work on his
painting of Sir Paul McCartney
Apr 12, 2015: Listen to a couple of tracks
from Catch-all on YouTube.
Fabulous singing by Robert on She's
Deceiving (3:03) and you can hear
Jerry Dale McFadden on keyboards. Robert
and Jerry Dale share vocals on You.
(4:01) Full details of the CD are on
our Music page -
scroll down to reach 2001, when Catch-all was
released. It is still available as a
download on Amazon (see box above)
Hopefully this will be re-released as an actual
CD in the near future, along with Robert's solo
Apr 12, 2015: Listen to SWAG's
version of ELO's Don't
Bring Me Down on YouTube. This is from the
2002 Jeff Lynne tribute CD. See
Music page for details.
Apr 12, 2015: And there's also a 3-part
video from 1992 at the Lasso Lounge, Nashville -
includes David Lee Holt, of course.
Apr 10. 2015: A reminder that all the Press
articles are accompanied by a photo - some of
which you may not have seen, so don't think our
pictures section shows all we have...
Apr 9, 2015:
1998, Mavericks Uncut,
broadcast on VH1. The audience
included Sir Tim Rice, Mark Hagen (red
shirt) and Jonathan Ross. The
image on the right shows, L to R, Matt
Nygren, Scotty Huff (trumpets), Paul
Deakin, Robert Reynolds.
1: Dance The Night Away, Tell Me
Why, I Should Know (11:28) Uncut
2: Someone Should Tell Her, Save
A Prayer (10:06) Uncut
3 I've Got This Feeling,
Dream River (8:04) Uncut
3.5: Dolores (3:46) Uncut
4: To Be With You, What A Crying
Shame (7:51) Uncut
5: All You Ever Do Is Bring Me
Mar 31, 2015: The Mavericks'
appearance on Vintage TV, which was broadcast on
March 25, 2015 t has now been placed in their
archives. Click link below to watch. The video
lasts 48 mins, there are other artists appearing
also. Recorded on March 19, 2015, at
the Tabernacle in London, England.
Mar 26, 2015: The Mavericks appeared on Conan on
Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Cllick
to Watch them play Summertime (When I'm Wih
You) (3.29) Now also on YouTube
Mar 19, 2015: Band page
updated slightly. Note: the Band page is really
only about SWAG members and is still a work in
progress in some aspects. It may be expanded in
Mar 18, 2015: The two Mavericks segments of the Another
With Ricky Ross show detailed
below have been isolated from the rest of the show and
joined together into an element lasting 34
minutes. It's possible this won't be
time-limited but will stay online for longer. Click
Mar 17, 2015:
are the Mavericks in the BBC Radio
Scotland studio on February 28,
2015, when they were recording for
Another Country With Ricky Ross.
available to watch and listen
- See three
links in box above.
Deakin with new earpieces.
the warm-up before the recording for
Another Country with Ricky Ross,
the band was filmed by Ray Lewis, who
has documented the European tour. The
Mavericks have posted two clips on
1 & Clip
Click on the 'Mavericks' link under
the video to find the others they have
uploaded recently (scroll down past
the official ones and you'll find one
which Ray Lewis filmed of part of the
Bridgewater Hall lobby soiree).
Left: Paul Deakin
in the BBC Radio 2 Bob Harris Country
studio, Thu Mar 5, 2015. Photo: BBC.
Mar 5, 2015:
BBC Radio 2's Bob
Country had The
Mavericks playing live over two
programmes hosted by Bob Harris on Thu
Mar 5, 2015.
The Mavericks' segment
started 24 mins into the first part of
the show, and lasted 25 mins.
Songs played live were Summertime
& Out The Door. Bob
chatted with Raul about various
In the second part of the show,
they played Foolish Heart, Pardon
Me and Stories We Could Tell
- interspersed with some more
Jerry Dale McFadden in the BBC Radio 2
Bob Harris Country studio, Thursday
March 5, 2015. Photo: BBC.
Mar 4, 2015: Everyone
- except Max Abrams, for some reason - went to BBC
Radio London to appear on the Robert
Elms show at 2.39pm.
The presenter played All Night Long, mentioned
that the Mavericks were "whipping up a storm" on
the tour, and then the band played a very nice
version of Summertime live in the studio.
Some particularly nice keyboard work by Jerry
Dale, who seemed to have a real piano in there as
opposed to the Argos mini keyboard he used in
Mar 3, 2015: Jerry Dale and Paul were interviewed
for almost 25 mins on The
Afternoon Show on BBC Radio
Bristol on Tuesday March 3, 2015.
There was a very weird quiz "How maverick
are the Mavericks?' Lassoing a horse?
Leaving washing-up in the bowl overnight?
Paul drinking a Guinness in 4 seconds... while
Jerry Dale preferred a pint of whisky.
Archived for 30 days.
Feb 28, 2015:
FROM THE BRIDGEWATER HALL LOBBY: Watch 3
videos from the soiree in the lobby at
Bridgewater Hall on YouTube.
(right-click or search YouTube.com for
'Jerry Dale McFadden' if links are slow to
(vocals, grand piano), Jerry Dale
McFadden (grand piano),
Paul Armstrong (trumpet) and Max
The show at Bridgewater Hall,
Manchester was cancelled due to a burst
water main. Very
fortunate that both the venue and the band
had Monday March 2, 2015 free so it could
Feb 27, 2015: Prior to their scheduled appearance at
the Bridgewater Hall, Paul, Jerry Dale, Raul and Eddie
appeared on the Becky Want show on BBC
Radio Manchester at 13:44hrs. Their 10-min
segment started with the track Dance The Night
Away, and then Raul talked about Mono
and Paul & Jerry Dale going shopping in Argos to
buy the new battery-operated keyboard Jerry Dale
brought with him, which he said he was so they were
able to play Summertime live in the
studio. Presumably Paul had the Cajon
with him. When Becky mentioned that the
Bridgewater Hall was a seated venue, Paul said
'It's OK to dance, we're putting a Dance Alert out.'
'Spontaneous, joyous dancing may erupt at
any moment.' said Jerry Dale - whose keyboard
playing impressed Becky Want. Click
to listen - it's archived for 30 days.
They're 'uncategorisable', as Paul said.
2015: Nick Kane is playing
5 Spot Live in Nashville at 9pm on Friday 13
February 2015, in the Black Sabbath Tribute Band,
'Figure in Black'.
Mavericks - Mono: Review
the lamenting Pardon Me, Raul Malo’s
voice extends on the final word of a
particularly lonesome “life I chose to
lead,” and it somehow erotifies ache and
yearning. The song, laced with
accordion, layered vocal harmony on the
bridge and a cascade of Eddie Perez’s
twang-guitar, immerses in the unseen angst
of road life, an explanation more than a
whine, and demonstrates the complex musical
excavation of simple ideas that defines the
multicultural Mavericks beyond words.
As always, the robust romanticism is en
fuego. Whether it’s on the
salsa-driven endurance rave All Night
Long, the lust-at-first-sight
invitation in the juke-jiving romper Stories
We Could Tell or the surging Paul
Deakin drums ’n’ horn section flare of What
You Do To Me, it is not just the
urgency of sex that propels the Li’l Ole
Band from Miami, but the mysteries and
courtliness of attraction.
Like everything about the Mavericks, it’s
complicated. But in the most delicious way.
The burlesque saunter of The Only
Question Is expands a basic stripper
groove into something fetid. With
thick slabs of saxophone and Perez’s guitar
lacerations punctuating the bluesy pocket,
Jerry Dale McFadden’s steaming organ clouds
create a wall of sound where all is
muscular, yet each part is as discernible as
Malo’s bold and boastful pledge of ardor.
The Latin polka of Waiting For the World
To End, inspired by the notion of the
band on the Titanic playing as the ship went
down, mirrors the exuberance of Summertime,
which is cheerful in its silliness and
celebration. Euphoria is as big an
element as their musical pupu platter
approach: a rubber-bottomed Tejano bonus
track of Doug Sahm’s Nitty Gritty
bounces with equal abandon.
Beyond the Rat Pack stroll that is the
liar’s poker of Out The Door, the
tour de force may be the deceptively hushed
Fascinate Me. Easily the
simplest lyric on an album of simple words
for complex feelings, it features Malo’s
voice - and again those weightlessly
extended notes - demonstrating a
vulnerability in the highest register that
isn’t wimpy, but naked. Full of watery
piano ripples and the wheeze of the
squeezebox or occasional horn trill,
'Fascinate' feels like a classic saloon
ballad for the ages.
The ability to transcend time, to merge
Latin cultures seamlessly with American
rock/pop/country standards, to offer the
erogenous without salacious slather, the
Mavericks have sought to create a new
post-Nashville musical container.
Never quite forsaking what brought them,
they’ve created a new world for post-country
country - as musically satisfying as it is
Jan 28, 2015: James Intveld replaces Jay Weaver
on double bass from the Sandy Beaches Cruise January
Jan 9, 2015: Transcript of a radio interview
with Robert and Paul added - broadcast on BBC Radio
Merseyside on July 22, 2013. Click
to read it.
Jan 7, 2015: Now here's a fab
throwback video (in four parts) - RAW, from 1999,
recorded in Birmingham, England, by the BBC and shown
on UK Arena and also broadcast on BBC Radio 2.
Includes an interview with Robert, Raul and Paul and
some amusing moments too. At 5.32 in
part 4, Robert Reynolds sings a snippet of 'Nowhere
Man' by the water cooler. Happy days, Robert...
Dick Foust, Tom McGinley, Matt Nygren,
Dec 25, 2014: Some throwback photos to help spur
Robert on, with everyone's best wishes. "Holding
darkness up to the light, the other side shows
through" - Sugar Blue, Jeff Finlin.
Above: Robert Reynolds with Paul Deakin
in the background, Royal Albert Hall, London,
May 1999. (pic: S Howard)
it's not the latest NASA space crew.
Nick Kane, Robert Reynolds, Raul Malo and Paul
Deakin at the Mark Collie Celebrity Race in
aid of diabetes, September 1994. Raul came
From the Buddy Holly Tribute Tour 1994.
This is at the Col Balroom, Iowa. Also in
the picture with Robert are, L-R: Ken
Loveland, Ernie Valens, John Mueller (as
Buddy Holly), Jack Leaver. (Pic: J
Caryl) See below for
information on this tour.
Background to Buddy Holly
Tribute Photo above: In 1994, on the
40th Anniversary of Buddy Holly's death, a
group of artists relived the last days of his
life. Robert was one of those who traveled to
replay 7 of the last 11 dates in the same
cities Buddy played - with the same shows and
mostly in the same venues as they had been
played 40 years before. Ernie Valens,
Ritchie Valens' nephew, was also on the trip
and sang Ritchie's songs. John Mueller,
an actor who has played Buddy Holly on stage,
portrayed him throughout the tour, with Robert
playing one of the Crickets for the first two
shows. Robert took the place of Waylon
Jennings, the original bass-playing Cricket,
for those two shows and increased involvement
in the last five shows by becoming the opening
band - he had the chance to play with his
longtime friends Ken Loveland and Jack
Leaver... they played songs from the same
musical year. The last night of the tour
was at the Surf Ballroom in Clearlake -
Robert, Ken and Jack had the opportunity to
perform the whole show since John Mueller had
lost his voice. After the concert weas
over, they went to visit the crash site and
spent a few minutes remembering not only
Buddy, but Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper,
who also died that night. It was a
powerful moment for them all and a memory they
will never forget.
Nov 20, 2014:
to listen to a recording of the Mavericks' 15-minute
appearance on the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday November
18, 2014. Click forrward until about a third
along. They play Back In Your Arms Again, All
Night Long [from the new album], and All You Ever Do
Is Bring Me Down.
Nov 19, 2014: The new album, due
out February 17, 2015, is called Mono.
Consequently, the tour starting on February 19, 2015
is the Mono Mundo Tour 2015. View
a promo of All
Long. There's also a brief
item about the new album and tour in Rolling
Return With New Album, Plot World Tour -
Eclectic group follows up reunion LP 'In
Time' with 'Mono', but loses member Robert
Reynolds to family matter.
Few artists can evoke a sense of a time and
place as adeptly as the Mavericks. With
their Latin-inspired blend of country music,
and singer Raul Malo's huge voice, the group
conjured magic on 2013's In Time, the band's
first album together in nearly 10 years.
Last night during a performance on the Grand
Ole Opry, the Mavericks announced the
arrival of In Time's successor. Titled Mono,
the project will be released February 17th.
November 19, 2014
Oct 6, 2014:
May 2001, Robert Reynolds and Paul Deakin
toured Europe with Kevin Montgomery and Doug
Pettibone - as a band called Paint,
which was the precursor to Kevin
Montgomery's Roadtrippers, though not their
first time in the UK with Kevin.
The Paint tour dates are now way down at the
bottom of the Shows page, to
fill in a gap in the 'Robert and Paul'
musical history. This 2001 Paint
tour of Europe was slotted in between two
parts of a SWAG US tour which ran
from March to September 2001.
On the right is the cover of
Paint's 4-track CD, which was available at
the shows. Pictured:
Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin and Kevin
information on the CD is at Chris Swann's
PS: You'll find a few of Robert and
Kevin's Australia shows in November 2001 on
the Shows page also. There are gaps,
so assistance is welcome in filling them in.
Oct 6, 2014: You can see
an old 5-min
video interview with Robert Reynolds and Scotty
Huff about Operation: Sound Off, which was
started by Robert and Scotty in January 2011.
for the relevant item in our News Archive page)
Oct 5, 2014:
old TV interview (in three parts) with
Robert Reynolds and his first wife Trisha
Yearwood on "Straight from the
Heart" is on YouTube.
still from one of the video clips they
feature in the show - Robert as a small
boy on his tricycle. There's also a
Batman cape episode where he jumps off a
Sep 17, 2014:
Reminder: Nick Kane is playing at
5 Spot Live in Nashville on Thursday September
18, 2014, with two new band members -
Grant Collier on drums, and Parker Hawkins on
bass. Part of the Rocking Roots Guitar
Showcase. Starts 1700 hrs. Background:
Born in New Jersey and raised in Germany, he toured
Europe with rock bands throughout the late '70s.
In the '90s, Nick played in a Miami punk band, The
Preachers; a Florida blues band, Iko, Iko; and a
New York blues group, Little Mike and the
Tornadoes. In Los Angeles, he teamed up with
former members of the Meters and Tower of Power, and
he was in a rock band with former David Bowie sideman
Hunt Sales. He also spent seven years with The
Mavericks. You can listen to
some of Nick Kane's music at his Reverbnation
page. More information on the Trampoline
Sep 16, 2014: News from 2008 to 2012 is
now added to the earlier News Archives.
This current news page now only goes back to January
2013. Have a look back at some of the early
news, there may be something you didn't know about.
Aug 20, 2014: Since the August 13 entry below
reminded me of the other official videos, I decided to
get them on here. So, let's start off with Things
I Cannot Change (3:33) - from 1999. Look
out for Scotty Huff (sleeping/dancing, wearing the
pork pie hat), and Jaime Hanna sleeping in the car
covered in dust, Ericson Holt as the fireman (he
played keyboards with the Mavericks at the time -
Jerry Dale McFadden was off playing with Sixpence None
The Richer). Robert's brother Michael is shown
waking up on the car near the end, and also Jason
Lewis is asleep on a motorbike, musicians from
Scottish band The Felsons are in there, and various
other people are dotted about in this video too.
Let me know if you know of others.
Back in 1998, the Mavericks released the Videos
for All Occasions collection of 11
videos. [In 2004 a mere five of these
videos were released on DVD.]
Aug 10, 2014: For those
unable to get to shows, thankfully there's the usual
fantastic raft of videos from recent shows on
YouTube. Aside from the many short individual
song videos, there are some nice long ones to occupy
you and brighten your mood:
Jul 27, 2014: The Archived Shows section,
1994-2004 & 2012, has been updated with some shows
which have surfaced from old paperwork, but there are
still some missing ones - can you assist, or will the
list never be complete?
Jul 27, 2014:
Back to SWAG/solo stuff for a moment - did you know
that you can listen to two of Robert Reynolds'
unreleased tracks on his Digital
Rodeo page? Robert's vocals are on the
first two tracks, the remaining three are songs he's
worked on but isn't singing on. Click these
links: It All
Comes Back to YouCarnival
You can also buy Robert's
2003 EP, Audrey in a Dream - Go to our Music page for details.
Jul 5, 2014: The Mavericks have covered "Dr
Feelgood" - with a twist - for the album Nashville
Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue. You can
a short video where Motley Crue discuss the
Mavericks' version of Dr Feelgood on YouTube.
due for release on August 19, 2014 - click to buy the
album or just
Mavericks track on Amazon.
Jul 5, 2014: There's a happy little 5-minute
interview for you to watch which was conducted
on the Mavericks tour bus at Dauphin's Countryfest,
Dauphin, MB, Canada, June 29, 2014.
Jul 1, 2014:
Nice to see this re-issued
The Mavericks have re-packaged their first
album, The Mavericks, (originally
released in 1990) and it now comes complete
with a 24-page booklet containing old photos
It's priced at $25 and
is available at shows and at the
and will be available from all
the usual outlets in due course.
Some of you may recall that Ben Peeler was
the lead guitarist at that time.
Jun 26, 2014:
Here is Paul Deakin on
cajon, Jay Weaver on double bass,
and Robert Reynolds on guitar. The
cajon is a box-shaped percussion instrument
from Peru. Just so you know.
View the full 56-min
webcast on YouTube.
Setlist: Back In Your Arms
Again, What Am I Supposed to Do Without
You, All Over Again, Pretend, Every
Little Thing About You, Happy Birthday
[to Eddie], There Goes My Heart, Fall
Apart, I Guess The Lord Must Be In New
York City, She's About A Mover, Think Of
Me (When You're Lonely), Volver, Volver.
(You can also find many other Mavericks
videos by going to YouTube.com and
searching for "Mavericks" and a venue
name - you get better results direct
from the YouTube site than googling.)
May 25, 2014: Ex-Maverick Scotty
Huff is working on his 22nd soundtrack for Scholastic
films. "Very Fairy Princess" is based on a book
written by Julie Andrews and daugher Emma Hamilton. On
Scotty's website, click on 'Services' to find
details. In the past, Scotty and Robert Reynolds
have written and recorded many soundtracks for
children's videos - see Robert's page on the
website for info... scroll halfway down for the
details. Past the Jerry Dale McFadden record,
there are others.
May 12, 2014: Ex-Maverick Nick Kane is playing
at The Family Wash,
Nashville on Saturday 31 May 2014.
Apr 30, 2014: I Met A Beatle. Read
Robert Reynolds' account of meeting Sir Paul McCartney
in London in 2000 - as published in the British
Beatles Fan Club magazine, Christmas 2000.
Go to the Roadtrippers photos
page to read the article..
Apr 4, 2014: Just
announced, Manuel's 81st birthday celebration,
taking place on April 23, 2014 in Nashville. See
A portion of the ticket sales will go towards local
breast cancer programs. Manuel
2014: Raiders of Rock - CMT,
Wednesday April 2, 2014, midnight.
CMT is finally showing
the first two episodes of Robert
Reynolds' 10-part series Raiders of Rock.
First show is midnight, April 2,
2014. Read all about it on CMT's
site. There are six new
photos of Robert and Stephen Shutts on there.
Episode 1: Musical Marvels. A
Kiss fanatic wows the guys with his
over-the-top collection, and Rockology
customers surprise the guys on many levels
with Taylor Swift, REM and Michael Jackson
pieces that may be too big to pass up.
Episode 2: Rock 'n' Roll Gold.
It's all about Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jason
Aldean, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts when
the guys track down several pieces of
rock'n'roll gold in this must-see episode.
Reynolds and Stephen Shutts
Episode 3: Rare
Rockin' Relics. Rare relics from
Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney are sure to blow
the guys of Rockology away.
Episode 4: Lucky in Los Angeles.
Rockology makes a trip to Los Angeles to check
out a very personal Guns n' Roses collection.
meet with the queen of the groupies and dive
into an intense negotiation on high-dollar
rock 'n' roll T-shirts.
Episode 5: The Musical Jackpot.
A rare Nirvana poster's price and significance
put Robert and Stephen at odds, while a music
executive's mass collection leaves them almost
Episode 6: A Lynyrd Skynyrd Lead.
The devil is in the details as the guys check
out a lead on a Lynyrd Skynyrd poster and an
Elvis piece that may force them to leave
Episode 7: Distinctive
Discoveries. Set lists from Bruce
Springsteen; clothes from Tommy Lee; Beatles
Episode 8: Musical Diversity.
The guys check out items from Porter
Wagoner, Hank WIlliams Jr., AC/DC, Bruce
Springsteen and Elvis to invest in for
Episode 9: Nashville
Treasures. Robert and Stephen head out
to a couple of Nashville's best antique malls
and flea markets in the hope of finding some
unique musical treasures and another lead has
at least one of them crooning over an old golf
and TX Flea. A KISS
collection. Also visits to Texas flea
Also you can click here to
go to the News Archive for
August 7, 2012 for the earlier information on
Raiders of Rock, which was originally to be
called Rock Raiders.
Feb 3, 2014: Nick Kane is again
appearing in his regular slot at The
5 Spot Live in Nashville on Tuesday February 4,
2014, with Steve Latanation, Mark Robertson and guest
Sonny George. Event hosted by Derek Hoke.
Feb 3, 2014:
Buddy Holly died on
February 3, 1959.
to read an interview with Robert Reynolds
where he discusses Buddy.
mind back to January 1996... the release of Not
Fade Away: Remembering Buddy Holly,
on which The Mavericks
played a fabulous version of True Love
Ways. The whole album is
excellent. Buy it from Amazon.com
1. Peggy Sue Got Married - Buddy Holly
& The Hollies
2. True Love Ways - The Mavericks
3. Well... All Right - Nancy Griffith
4. Midnight Shift - Los Lobos
5. Not Fade Away - The Band/The
6. Think It Over - The Tractors
7. Wishing - Mary Chapin
8. Oh Boy! - Joe Ely & Todd Snider
9. Crying, Waiting, Hoping - Marty
Stuart & Steve Earle
10. It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Suzy Bogguss
11. Maybe Baby - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
12. Learning The Game - Waylon Jennings
Jan 31, 2014: While we're
doing videos, here's Pretend - 4:31
video from Gruene Hall, New Braunfels,Texas,
October 10, 2013.
Jan 31, 2014:
There are now five
excellent videos from the January 2014 Sandy
Beaches Cruise (SBC20) now on YouTube.