About Kevin Carrel Footer
Writer. Photographer. Harmonica Player. Prankster.
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 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 photo-blog project People of Tango celebrates the people and stories of the worldwide tango revolution.
Along the way, he founded 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.
Books / Libros
A Tango before I Die (2013)
Prizes / Premios
Nominated, Premio Estrella del Mar 2013 for Best Musical Performance (Argentina)
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Kevin Carrel Footer appears on the following CDs:
a partial list of Kevin Carrel Footer’s songwriting credits
- “9 Vidas” (María Volonté; Kevin Carrel Footer)
- “Ituzaingó” (María Volonté; Kevin Carrel Footer)
- “SF Tango” (María Volonté; Kevin Carrel Footer)
- “The Road is My Home” (El Camino es mi Casa) (M. Volonté; K. Footer)
- “Friends Song” (M. Volonté; K. Footer; A. Krebs; A. Oliver)
- “Lo que Quedó de Ti” (M. Volonté; K. Footer; A. Krebs; A. Oliver)
- “Something Stolen” (M. Volonté; K. Footer; A. Krebs; A. Oliver)
- “Mi Barco” (M. Volonté; L. Ros; K. Footer)
- “The Last True Word” (M. Volonté; K. Footer)