By Julie Miller

The Mavericks | photo by Emma Silverstone

Led by the inimitable Raul Malo, The Mavericks brought their new LP Brand New Day to a packed downstairs crowd at World Cafe Live on the second night of NonCOMM. It was a set of Latin-influenced big-band country, a brief escape from the skyscrapers and construction to open roads and dusty towns.

Sticking mostly to the new tracks, Malo & co got the party started with “Easy As It Seems” – a song that does a good job of introducing the myriad sounds on stage, from the two-piece horn section to the charming …read more