We were all feeling varying degrees of it, and that was a big part of what led to everybody going their separate ways.
Plus, at the time, some of us were starting families and the thought of the endless grind of the road just started to take its toll. Then as time went on, I found myself on more than one occasion really missing playing with the band.
Not because of the mechanics, per se, but because of the foundation that has to exist to make such an endeavor successful.
As we were talking about the inner workings of bands, Perez laughed and agreed when I made the observation that getting a band to simply agree on a time for a conference call is a major achievement.
"We didn't want to be restricted by certain processes you have to go through when you have major label deals," Perez explains.
"We wanted to be able to freely release music when we want, freely do shows, or different projects. We've been at it so long, if we don't have this thing down by now we should probably do something else." Forming a label, however, is a major decision and one that would be out of reach for most bands.
A point of maturity." The band appears Thursday evening at Revolution Hall in Portland.
"When you're at the top, the waters can get really muddy in terms of how you carry yourself and keep your wits about you in this business," says Eddie Perez, guitarist for the Mavericks.Did you entertain thoughts of doing this through the years, or were you just burned out from the first go-round?Raul: I think burnout was probably the correct phrase for that.The Mavericks have never been ones to follow convention and their music cannot be pinned into any single, tidy genre."When we're doing songs, we're not really thinking about genres or how it's gong to play.