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 onSecret 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.
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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 haunting – New York Post
Dayna Kurtz’s voice is a deep-hued garnet of lifeblood and beauty…