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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dayna Kurtz's New One Out June 4

  Dayna Kurtz's Secret Canon, Vol. II
Coming June 4

Dates For South by Southwest Set

Northport N.Y. - M.C. Records is thrilled to announce that Dayna Kurtz's
Secret Canon, Vol. II will be released on June 4. Dayna will be touring to support the new recording and she'll have a slew of dates at this year's SXSW Music Festival

Secret Canon, Vol. II will be a collection of uncovered blues and R&B gems from the 1940's-1960's. Dayna has been researching music for this project for months to come up with just the right material. In addition, Secret Canon, Vol. II will also contain a few of Dayna's smoky and seductive originals. The sessions for the recording took place in New York as well as Danya's new home in New Orleans.

Click the photo to check out the Dayna's take on Johnny Adams' hit ballad, "Reconsider Me." You'll find it on Secret Canon, Vol. II

Over the past decade, the Brooklyn-based vocalist/writer/musician/producer has been bestowed with many awards and praises. Dayna Kurtz was named Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters.  Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, and she's performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Cafe, Mountain Stage and NPR's Morning Edition.  She's toured with and/or opened for the likes of Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, B.B. King, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Keren Ann, Joe Henry, Olu Dara, Chris Whitley, Richard Buckner, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

For more information including bio, photos and interviews, please get in touch.

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Dayna on Tour

Thursday March 7 - New Orleans LA - Chickie Wah Wah
Thursday March 14 - Austin TX
G&S (NotSxsw/3rd Coast Music presents) - 6pm

Friday March 15 - Austin TX - Amelia's - 5pm

Friday March 15 - Austin TX - G&S  (NotSxsw/3rd Coast Music presents) - 11pm 

Saturday March 16 - Austin TX - Amelia's - noon

Monday March 18 - New Orleans LA - Chickie Wah Wah

Saturday March 23 - Lafayette LA - Details TBA

Saturday March 30 - Columbia SC - UU Church

Kurtz's voice is a potent thing. The Times Picayune

That Kurtz can quietly hold her own against legends is testimony to her natural and interpretive vocal gifts. Pasadena Weekly

Kurtz tilts her head back at an angle and spins melodic, earthbound poetry that sets loose demons only to dismiss them into the ether.
Judith Lewis  LA Weekly

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….Kurtz sounds at times like her musical DNA contains traces of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, not to mention the world’s great cabaret singers.Paste

Dayna Kurtz’s diverse vocals feel both old and new, recalling Nina Simone of yesteryear…hypnotically hauntingNew York Post

Dayna Kurtz’s voice is a deep-hued garnet of lifeblood and beauty…
The Washington Post

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