February 2007 — T.H.E. Audio, the prestigious maker of specialty microphones for Enya, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and Skywalker Sound, named Argentine tango vocalist María Volonté as the company’s “World Endorsement Artist” for 2007, extending the relationship between the artist and the manufacturer that began in 2006.
Taylor Johnson, CEO of T.H.E. Audio (www.theaudio.com) said, “We are thrilled that this past year has been so successful for both T.H.E. and Maria. We look forward to working with her on tours, recordings and video projects in 2007 that will help solidify our presence and hers in the international marketplace. María Volonté continues to represent the look, feel and ‘class’ of our products with a style and grace commensurate with her tremendous talent.”
The agreement between María and T.H.E. Audio continues the publication of ads featuring María throughout 2007 in leading music industry magazines such as “Jazz Times,” “Pro Sound News,” “EQ” and “Mix”; the provision of microphones for Maria’s concerts and recordings; and support for Maria’s touring and recording projects.
The celebrated Argentine tango vocalist María Volonté is a winner of the Gardel Prize and a Latin Grammy nominee. On stage, her expressive voice, together with the intense sensuality of her performance, create an artistic experience that has fascinated critics and audiences around the world. Her latest album, “Yo soy Maria” fuses the classics of tango with jazz and bossa nova.
T.H.E. Audio, with headquarters in Woodstock, Connecticut, designs and builds sophisticated studio and performance microphones that are considered among the best in the industry. T.H.E. Audio’s hand-made microphones are used by Enya, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), cellist David Darling, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), pianists Mike Garson, John Hicks and Arturo O’Farrill and by Skywalker Sound for use in movies.