Big Banal Lake

By Kevin Carrel Footer The enormous lake, all 616 square kilometres of it, was, I declared, banal. How, I was asked, could a lake be “banal”? Wasn’t I mistaken, wouldn’t another word be better? But I stuck by my description because, explicable or not, it was true....

From the preface to “A Tango before I Die”

From the preface to “A Tango before I Die” by Kevin Carrel Footer This book – my first – has been a long time in coming. There are two possible explanations for this. One is that I had to live each of these stories to know if they bore the mark of the...
Harmonica Player

Harmonica Player

I learned to play harmonica on the side of the road while hitchhiking across America — and I haven’t stopped since. My first love was the blues. While living in Buenos Aires, I became immersed in the world of tango and discovered that tango and blues share the same roots of desperation.