M.C. Records To Release "Rise And Fall" From Dayna Kurtz On March 31
Released on: January 23, 2015, 2:54 pm
New York, NY, January 23, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- M.C. Records is proud to announce they'll be releasing "Rise and Fall" by genre outlaw Dayna Kurtz on March 31. This marks the 2nd recording that Dayna and M.C. Records have released together. In 2013 M.C. Records issued her R&B recording, Secret Canon Vol. 2 to critical acclaim.
Rise and Fall, is Dayna's first album of originals in 4 years. Says Kurtz, "This album is the most like (debut) Postcards From Downtown in that it covers such a long span of collected original material. Rise and Fall covers these last few years of my life and they were pretty heavy years; My father died, my marriage ended. I moved to New Orleans. I had a couple years of wild oat-sowing and then found a grand new love. There’s been a lot to think about, to write about.”
With roots in New Jersey, a lengthy New York City past, and her time now divided between her family’s cabin on a river in Vermont, and a home on another river in New Orleans, she is an entirely American creature -yet her greatest successes and most regular touring have happened in in theaters and rock clubs in European cities such as Barcelona and Amsterdam.
She had a top 10 hit song in the Netherlands with the gorgeous and beguiling, "Love Gets in the Way." She has toured with Richard Thompson, Elvis Costello, Richie Havens, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Dr. John, Rufus Wainright and Mavis Staples. She’s recorded a duet with Norah Jones, and both Ms. Jones and Bonnie Raitt have sung her praises in interviews. She has appeared at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, The Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, Mountain Stage, Austin City Limits Festival and World Café.
"Rich as the darkest Godiva chocolate, the voice gets into your bones until you can barely sleep at night and can’t get through the day without it." – Paste
"Kurtz's voice is a potent thing. She projected that voice like a stage actress; the occasional glint of grit made it all the richer."
Keith Spera, Times-Picayune (Jazzfest 2012 review)
"When Kurtz sings, one of two things typically happens. Either she lets out a deep, husky croon that seems to bubble up from her toes, or she unleashes a full-throttle roar that’s more inviting than imposing…There’s no logical reason why Dayna Kurtz is not a full blown star." - James Reed, Boston Globe
Dayna Kurtz Tour Dates
For bookings contact Mark Carpentieri at M.C. Records, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues Jan 20 New Orleans LA Café Istanbul 9pm (w/special guests)
Thurs Feb 5 San Antonio TX The Cove (Greenhouse Concerts)
Sat Feb 7 LaGrange TX The Bugle Boy (anyone can watch this show live via concert window!)
Sun Feb 8 Austin TX Strange Brew 4pm afternoon show!
Fri Feb 20 Bluffton SC UU Low Country Concert
Thur March 19 Kansas City MO. Folk Alliance Conference
Sun March 22 Breda Netherlands MEZZ
Mon March 23 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso "Rise and Fall" ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Tues March 31 Brooklyn NY (Gowanus) "Rise and Fall" ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Saturday April 11 New Orleans LA Louisiana Music Factory
IN STORE PERFORMANCE 2pm-2:45pm (during FQF!)
Contact-Details: 1814 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11102