Kevin Carrel Footer is an artist deeply inspired by the intense passions of tango, Buenos Aires and life on the road. He explores his obsessions in words, images and music.
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 set to videos they shoot on the road have thrilled audiences on three continents. Their CDs “9 Vidas” and “Blue Tango” are snapshots of this creative adventure.
Kevin’s photographs have appeared in international magazines and graced the covers of award-winning CDs. His current photo projects revolve around the human quest for connection and the struggle of those seeking to express themselves against great odds.
Along the way, he founded Intrepid Patrol, a boutique record label and artist management company whose recordings have garnered a Carlos Gardel Prize (Argentina’s Grammy) and three Carlos Gardel Prize nominations, as well as a Latin Grammy nomination.