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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dayna To Host Writers Circle @ Jazz Fest

  Dayna Kurtz Hosting Writers Circle
Between Jazz Fest Weekends

Fellow M.C. Records Artist Tommy Malone On Board

Northport N.Y. - M.C. Records is proud to announce that Dayna Kurtz will be hosting a songwriters circle at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans on Mon. April 29, Tues. April 30 and Wed. May 1, from 4pm-7pm. The shows are between Jazz Fest weekends. The lineup is truly impressive including fellow M.C. Records artist Tommy Malone on Tuesday. The shows will give an intimate view of the artists and their music. Look for Dayna to be performing songs from her new release coming June 4, Secret Canon, Vol. II.

Here's the schedule:
Monday April 29th - 4-7pm C.C. Adcock (Lil' Band o' Gold), Dayna Kurtz, Spencer Bohren
Tuesday April 30th -  4-7pm Paul Cebar (Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans), Dayna Kurtz, Tommy Malone (Subdudes)
Wednesday May 1st - 4-7pm Louis Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers), Dayna Kurtz, and Richard Julian (Little Willies)
Chickie Wah Wah -
2828 Canal St  New Orleans, LA 70119 - (504) 304-4714

Dayna Kurtz is the most compelling singer you're probably not listening to.
James Reed/Boston Globe

Dayna Kurtz's Secret Canon, Vol. II will be released on June 4 and is 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 cover 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.

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

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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