Tori Sparks' most recent musical project, El Mar, is a bilingual collaboration with Spanish Flamenco Fusion trio Calamento, and electric guitar 'maestro' El Rubio. Called "indescribable, incredible" (Deruting), "adventurous, pushing the envelope" (Rolling Stone), and "extremely special, a monster of a record [Top 20 Albums of the Year]" (Orpheo), the album El Mar is a surprising mix of Flamenco, Blues, Rock, Musica Latina and even some Arabic musical influences. The unexpected international success of the Tori Sparks + Calamento collaboration has spawned numerous World Music and Jazz festival dates, as well as tours across Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain and beyond. A stunning live performer, Tori and the band are a versatile and unique package that crosses musical boundaries. Sparks and Calamento are back in the recording studio in October and November 2016 working on their follow-up album, to be released in February 2017. Tori Sparks is sponsored by D'Addario Strings.