This weekend I had the good fortune to see Blue Tango Project live at the Red Poppy Art House.
Blue Tango Project is the creation of Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and California-raised harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. When Kevin moved to Argentina many years ago, he became inspired by the tango community of Buenos Aires. There, he met María, a celebrated singer and songwriter.
The Blue Tango Project website has the perfect description of their sound: “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.”
You can see the passion for their music clearly when they perform, and they compliment each other so well. The word is out that they’ll be touring again in the U.S. and Canada this time next year – so do go hear them.
Here’s their song “Niebla del Riachuelo.”
All images courtesy of www.bluetangoproject.com.
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