Mateo's Rogue Tango

One hundred and twenty years of Argentine Tango, Milonga, and Waltz: this is ROGUE TANGO.

Rogue Tango

Featuring Wendy Tangen Foster on violin, Joseph Strachan on piano, Tom Lewis on bass, and Mateo on Spanish guitar — Rogue Tango plays dance music. They are one of a handful of authentic tango bands in the United States. (Their sounds are wonderful for pure listening, too!)

Occassionally, Mateo adds cello, piano, bandoneon, or one of three additional violinists to the mix. One only knows for sure that the music will be world-class tango, rich, pure, exciting, and real.

Argentine tango, like flamenco, is culturally specific, boasts its own vocabulary, ornamentation, and articulation. All the players remain avid students, as well as aficionados, of this vibrant art form. Mateo has been an active participant in tango for more than ten years, and has recorded 5 CDs and numerous videos of tango of the various eras: Guardia Vieja (Old guard), Edad de Oro (Golden age), Modern, Piazzolla, Post-Piazzolla, and Tango Nuevo (New tango). The creation of Rogue Tango was a labor of love and he continues to find it immensely rewarding.

In October 2020, Rogue Tango released their newest full length recording, entitled "Nostalgias."  It contains 11 tracks of tangos, waltzes, and milongas featuring some breath-taking soloing along with solid, chunky, authentic deep tango grooves.  The CD is available through this website.  It will also be available through the popular streaming platforms, like I-Tunes and Spotify.  This recording could well establish Rogue Tango as among the very top performing tango bands of today.

Contact Mateo for specific details, availabilities, and pricing.

Upcoming Shows

Sundays, 6-10pm

VENUES (Minneapolis):
Loring Restaurant: 327 14th Ave SE
Eagles Club: 2507 E. 25 St

Rogue Tango: Tango Trance
Tango dancer feet - Rogue Tango