Blue Tango

by Maria Volonte

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“Blue Tango, ” the new CD from Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté, is a collaboration with California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. The CD is a ground-breaking musical project exploring the emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace.

This globe-trotting duo celebrates the deep spiritual bond that joins tango and the blues, as two musical genres born in desire and marginality, many times censored yet always resurgent and speaking directly to our hungry souls. When they play together, Maria’s voice and guitar fill the stage with echoes of tango’s forbidden pleasures while Kevin’s harmonica whines with the lament of the solitary blues soul.

The project began at the San Francisco Jazz Festival in May 2008, when María and Kevin debuted new material and a new sound that they had been developing in Buenos Aires. Based on the success of that first show, the Blue Tango Tour was born and years of intense touring in North America, Latin America and Europe have followed.

The duo’s adventures in places as diverse as Vancouver, Kosovo or Caracas have marked and nourished their music deeply. Their original songs reflect their embrace of the road as a way of life and their commitment to global music making as a spiritual experience.

“Blue Tango” was produced by Laura Ros and Federico Gil Solá.

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released April 1, 2014

María Volonté: Blue Tango

Produced by Laura Ros

María Volonté: guitar & vocals
Kevin Carrel Footer: blues harmonica and background vocals

Executive Producer: Kevin Carrel Footer

Recorded and mixed by Gabriel Martínez & Laura Ros
at Estudios Aloe in Hurlingham, Argentina

Mastered by César Silva

Guía Espiritual: Federico Gil Solá

Guest Artists:
Laura Ros: electric bass and background vocals on "Angelito del Campo", second guitar on "Blues del Río Lento"
Roberto Garcilazo: steel guitar on "Oh Viejo Tren"
Federico Gil Solá: drums on "Angelito del Campo" & "Blues del Río Lento"
Macarena Zorraquín: background vocals on "Mi Barco"

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Maria Volonte Argentina

Maria Volonte is a Latin Grammy-nominated singer, guitarist and songwriter from Argentina celebrated around the world for the stories she tells through her songs, the expressiveness of her voice and her intense live performances. Maria's current work explores the intersection of tango, Latin folk music and the blues together with California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. ... more

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