María Volonté

María Volonté is a Latin Grammy-nominated Argentine singer and guitarist whose current project “Blue Tango” with California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer explores the emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace through the duo’s original compositions.

About María Volonté:
María Volonté is an Argentine singer and songwriter who is a Carlos Gardel Prize winner (Argentina’s Grammy), a Latin Grammy nominee and member of the Tango Hall of Fame.

María Volonté is a powerful creative force whose “entrancing creative expression” (International Review of Music) has fascinated critics and audiences around the world. Called “the best-kept secret of Argentinian Tango” (Songlines Magazine), Volonté has gathered a fervent international following which keeps her touring constantly.

Dubbed “Tango’s shimmering star!” (Global Rhythm), Volonté conquered the world of tango with numerous award-winning CDs. Her current projects explore the fusion of Argentine music with other Latin American rhythms, jazz and the blues.

A singer who combines the “earthiness of Edith Piaf with the sassiness of Eartha Kitt” (Jazz Perspectives), Volonté is also a restless musical innovator who “plays impressive acoustic guitar and is willing to experiment” (The Guardian).

She has shared the stage with Astor Piazzolla’s legendary last quintet, recorded duets with trumpter Arturo Sandoval and counts among her many fans Paquito D’Rivera (“her music is a parade of good taste”) and Derek Sivers (founder of CD Baby) who included María in the list of artists he was proudest to have released while founding the seminal online music distributor. National Public Radio (NPR) called Volonté’s art a “potent brew” – and advised listeners to “consume responsibly.”

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