Northport N.Y. - Dayna Kurtz visited Mountain Stage earlier in the year. That performance with Eric Bibb, Hey Mavis and more will start broadcasting after May 1. The program will air 150 NPR Stations nationwide, and overseas via the Voice of America. Dayna will be playing songs from her just released recording Rise And Fall. More info about the show can be found here.
Rise and Fall's soul-baring song-craft and impassioned performances are the product of an extended period during which the artist experienced a series of major life changes. "These songs are the product of the last few years of my life, which were pretty heavy," Kurtz notes. "My father died. My marriage ended. I moved from Brooklyn to New Orleans. I had a couple years of wild oat-sowing, and then I found a grand new love. There's been a lot to think about and a lot to write about, and all of that is in these songs."
Watch the official video from the release "If I Go First."
This weekend Dayna packs her bags and heads out west to record a performance for the unique syndicated radio program eTown. She'll be with Eric Bibb. More info on that show can be found here.