The Mavericks’ concert to draw on 30 years of music


For The Mavericks’ guitarist Eddie Perez, there is no shortage of concert material.

Perez said there is a lot of music over the band’s 30-plus years to cover in a two-hour concert.

“So, we try to hit the mark on just about all of it, from the country music stuff we first got our start with until present day with the Spanish record and everything in between,” Perez said. “It can be challenging to cover all the music and make sure you hit everything everyone wants to hear.”

The Mavericks will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

Perez said some of the band’s concert staples include hits such as “Back in Your Arms Again,” Dance the Night Away” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.”

The Mavericks’ latest album, which is all-Spanish, was released at the height of the pandemic in August 2020. The band has covered avariety of genres through the years, crossing through musical boundaries.

“The roots were based in honky-tonk, country and ‘50s and ’60s rock ‘n’ roll,” Perez said. “When we started picking up instruments, that’s what we looked at. All of our music encapsulates all of the music over the years.”

Perez, a Mexican American guitarist from Los Angeles, joined the band in 2003.

Not long after Perez joined the band, the group took a break.

“It turned into an eight-year hiatus,” he said. “But in the incarnation that we are in now we’ve had seven or eight records in the last 11 years. We’ve toured extensively.”

During The Mavericks’ hiatus, Perez, who is based in Nashville, Tenn., was touring and making albums with Dwight Yoakam.

Raul Malo, the lead singer and songwriter, did some solo albums and toured during that time.

“A couple of us kept going (in music the world) and a couple tried other things,” Perez said. “But we decided to see if there was any music left in The Mavericks, and we’ll probably know quickly. Here we are 11 years later, and I think it’s been the most advanced and prolific time. I feel we got some things finally.”

Perez said the band performs an average of 100 to 120 concerts per year.

“We’re always changing up the music and set list,” Perez said. “Right now, there is no signs of slowing down or stopping.”

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