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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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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dayna's New One Out Today Plus Video!

  Dayna Kurtz Secret Canon Vol. 2 Out Today

Record Release Party Tonight @ The Living Room

 Video Single For "Reconsider Me" Just Released

Northport N.Y.  - M.C. Records is proud to announce that Secret Canon Vol. 2 is being released in North America today, June 4 by the eclectic and dynamic artist  Dayna Kurtz.

Dayna and her full band will be celebrating the release with a concert at The Living Room in New York City tonight at 7 PM. A handful tickets remain for tonight's show, click here for more,

Dayna just finished making her first music video for Secret Canon Vol. 2.
Click the photo to check it out the delightful R&B nugget "Reconsider Me."

Dayna Kurtz's Secret Canon, Vol. 2  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. 2 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.

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

It’s bluesy, it’s bold and so very, very classic.

Killer stuff that any deep blues fan will recognize is the real deal. Well done.
Midwest Record

Over the past decade, the recent New Orleans transplant 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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