|Raul MaloRaul Francisco Martinez-Malo, Jr. (born August 7, 1965 in Miami, Florida) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.Unusually charismatic and possessing a keen wit, Raul is larger than life. To hear him perform live is to be in the presence of greatness. ?Force of nature Raul Malo wraps his husky vocals around everything like he owns the copyright on heartbreak,? says Entertainment Weekly. Raul?s far-reaching talent and adventurous attitude toward his music has often led to the pursuit of new creative endeavors, and in the last couple of years he has established himself as a solo artist, as a producer and television musical director, and as a member of the super-group Los Super Seven.Yet, first and foremost, Raul is a singer. ?Raul Malo has a voice on par with the best of ?em: Sinatra, George Jones and Orbison,? says Rolling Stone. As the lead Maverick, as a key participant on the last two Los Super Seven albums and as a solo artist, Raul has been making records now for a good 15 years. Not just any records, but really good records -- the kind discriminating fans, critics and especially fellow musicians rally behind and cherish regardless of fickle fashion and commercial success. It?s a body of work full of surprising stylistic quick turns and unexpected detours -- from country to Tex-Mex rock ?n? roll to joyously kitschy ?60s cocktail pop to strait-up, traditional Cuban -- but always executed with a degree of craft and ultra-confidence suggesting an artist who, far from fumbling around in the creative dark, always seems to know exactly what he?s doing and where he wants to go.