Kevin Carrel Footer (KCF) is an artist deeply inspired by the intense passions of tango and Buenos Aires. In words, images and music, he explores those twin passions in unexpected ways.
Originally from California, he moved to Buenos Aires in 1992 to begin the spiritual practice of tango. For many years he was a columnist for the Buenos Aires Herald. He is the author of the book “A Tango before I Die” (2013).
Playing harmonica, Kevin Carrel Footer tours the world with the Blue Tango Project alongside Argentine Latin Grammy-nominee María Volonté. Their innovative fusion of tango with the blues, their genre-bending compositions and passionate live performances have thrilled audiences on three continents. Their CDs “9 Vidas” and “Blue Tango” capture the inspired intensity of this creative project.
His photographs have appeared in international magazines and graced the covers of award-winning CDs. His photo-blog project People of Tango celebrates the people and stories of the worldwide tango revolution.
Drawing from his own experience, his creativity workshops combining the wisdom of tango, contact improvisation and creative writing have helped many people to free their inner artist and begin important transformations to unleash this pure, playful energy into their broader lives.
He is the founder of Intrepid Patrol, a record label and boutique artist management company whose recordings have won a Carlos Gardel Prize (Argentina’s Grammy) and three Carlos Gardel Prize nominations, as well as a Latin Grammy nomination.