Raul Malo 

Friday, June 6, at the Beachland Ballroom.


Malo got his start as a country singer, but you wouldn't know it by the jazzy and Latin-spiced music he makes these days. The velvet-voiced Malo used to front the Mavericks, but his solo records are more in tune with his Cuban roots. His crossover comes effortlessly. At last year's CMT Music Awards, Malo performed a medley that included covers of country standards "For the Good Times" and "Crying" — which was originally recorded by Roy Orbison, whose name often comes up when folks are looking for a tidy vocal comparison. But he's also adept at taking on Cuban legend Beny Moré's "Volver, Volver." You can expect a little of both styles in concert, where Malo packs mucho stage charisma, a keen sense of humor, and a super-tight backing band. He's not too shabby of a guitar player either.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

More by Ernest Barteldes


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Josh Blue @ Pickwick & Frolic/Hilarities East 4th

    • Thu., Dec. 14
  • DeRay Davis @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Thu., Dec. 14
  • 98 Degrees at Christmas @ Hard Rock Rocksino

    • Thu., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. $75.00/$50.00/$36.50
    • Buy from Ticketmaster

© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation