"Malo ends 2006 with two Nashville performances at 3rd & Lindsley. His year has been marked by critical acclaim (Billboard magazine's write-up claimed that 'the purity, clarity and strength of his voice is simply unmatched by any other singer out there today') and by a continuing evolution from 'Hey, isn't that the guy who fronted The Mavericks?' to the realm of 'respected solo artist.' In concert, he brings a small band and a big bag of songs, performing Mavericks songs, country classics, Latin-flavored numbers and plenty of the new album's torchy stuff."
The article also describes the making of Malo's latest solo album, "You're Only Lonely," which is available on Amazon.com here or on iTunes here. (The Hispanic Nashville Bookshelf features this and other music here.)
Malo is one of a small circle of Hispanic country music stars (story here).
RaulMalo.com lists the following praise for You're Only Lonely:
"This intensely romantic CD showcases his haunting vocals on an eclectic mix of covers, from the Etta James standard 'At Last' to Randy Newman’s 'Feels Like Home,' on which Malo and Martina McBride make the best pair since Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt." --- Ralph Novak
“Intensely romantic.” CRITIC’S CHOICE -- People
“[An album] dedicated to resurrecting the kind of romantic pop music that Frank Sinatra long personified. This is all about setting the mood for candlelight, champagne and a cozy evening with the one you love – or wish to." -- Los Angeles Times
“Anyone in search of sophisticated make-out music should snag Malo's album, posthaste: You're Only Lonely is a perfect disc to break out (along with a bottle of red wine) once the kids are tucked into bed and fast asleep.” -- The Washington Post
“The best makeout album of the year. Music for lovers only." -- St. Petersburg Times
“This is turn down the lights music, serious baby-making stuff." -- Cincinnati City Beat
“A beautiful record, through and through. If you don’t like it, you’re a bad person.” -- MSNBC
“Easily the most romantic album of the year." -- Music Row Magazine
“A mood-setting, smooch-inducing date album." -- Buzzine.com
“Reminiscent of Frank Sinatra's classic late-night albums (think 'In the Wee Small Hours'). Glorious.” -- Salon.com
“A handsome set of ballad covers….for your listening and dining pleasure. Burnished and refined…verging on operatic. A-.” -- Philadelphia Daily News
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