Calico Tango is a Blues-Rock & Funk band hailing from the Twin Cities. Fronted by longtime local blues guitarist Trent Romens, this band is a culmination of Trent's ability to write songs and captivate and audience. Starting out on the local music scene when he was only 15, Trent has been steadily making his presence known around the cities warming up for acts like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jimmie Vaughan, Soul Asylum, Hippo Campus and Ivan Neville. Calico Tango is Trents latest effort to put out the songs that he has been writing over the last 5 years. With his last two albums, Aware and Alive, Trent focused on his guitar ability and message, on this new album he focuses on the songs and their ability to tell a story. This band consists of electric guitar, bass, drums, horns and organ.
“A great young guitar player has arrived. He can play fast but has enough soul to play "Key to the Highway" and sound like he means it.”
– Bruce McCabe,
(writer of Jonny Lang’s hit “Lie to Me”)
“I hear strong, soulful vocals‐ much cooler than the radio is lately!”
– Kevin Bowe,
Twin Cities Grammy‐winning songwriter