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track with Joe Walsh was a let- down and quickly put us back to “Sleep.” Joe Satriani with Prai- rie Prince, and Kasim Sulton in “This Is Not A Drill” perk things up, but someone should sound the alarm that it might be time for the EDM experiment to come to an end. For a musical legend who loved to bang on a drum there’s too many beats here without the beauty. The genius called “god” by many of his fans has forgotten about the manna filled melody that made much of his catalogue worship worthy. Who’s gonna tell him? The Mavericks’ Brand New Day features 10 eclectic tracks start- ing with “Rolling Along” which melds bluegrass with Tejano horns. Next as front man Raul Malo told Rolling Stone Country that the album”embodies a po- litical message in the form of its title track… As a band, as a fam- ily, as a nation, as a world - now more than ever, we’re going to need to be more compassion- ate, more understanding, more Watch the video for “Brand New Day” by The Mavericks NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 60