"I feel better about the band today than I have in two or three years," says bass player Robert Reynolds, who along with singer-songwriter Raul Malo, and drummer Paul Deakin, formed the Mavericks in Miami, Florida in 1989.
"It's a selfish thing," says Deakin
, "but I've always said, 'Self-indulgence in a positive way.' Pleasing ourselves first has always been our blueprint for success."
"I'd put it somewhere between the Willburys and early Mavericks
," says Deakin
: "Imagine turning on your AM radio in the 1960s.
: "A little bit of personal contentment can go a long way in a band like us.
We've always been about enjoying music.
We still have the same passion, but I think being happy in your personal life gives you the confidence to go on."
And will they still be in existence ten years from now?