Maria Volonte is an Argentine singer whose refreshing interpretation of tango stole my heart… With her mature sensuality, her music feels both deeply sensual and awash in nostalgia — a unique blend of melancholy and a potent brew. Consume responsibly.

National Public Radio (NPR)

Maria Volonté is an intriguingly versatile and original Argentinian singer and songwriter who has been nominated for a Latin Grammy… She can mix an intimate treatment of tango classics by the great Astor Piazzolla… with echoes of late-night jazz and Latin-blues fusion. She has a cool, emotional style, plays impressive acoustic guitar, and is willing to experiment.

—The Guardian

Volonte has a long history in Argentine traditional music, and its elements enriched everything she played and sang. But, far more than just an emissary for her native country’s music, she demonstrated a desire, as well as a skill, in using those roots to grow an entrancing creative expression that is uniquely her own.

—Los Angeles Times

The best-kept secret of Argentinian tango… Well established and widely respected in her native Argentina, Maria Volonte is a singer who can switch between jazz and blues-influenced vocals, intimate Argentinian-style folk singing and classic big tango diva numbers.

—Songlines


Listen to “Blue Tango”

“Blue Tango, ” the new CD from Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté, is a collaboration with California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. The CD is a ground-breaking musical project exploring the emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace.

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.

Maria Volonte: Blue Tango