On his latest album, After Hours, Raul Malo
covers a bunch of country classics made famous by legends like Buck Owens and Hank Williams. Seeing that Malo -- the velvet-voiced former frontman of the Mavericks -- is capable of making even one of Toby Keiths meathead tunes come off like the most graceful come-on ever, its no surprise that he does wonders with this set of late-night ballads. Welcome to My World and For the Good Times have never sounded more elegant.
Thu., Oct. 4, 8 p.m., 2007