Dayna Kurtz

Dayna Kurtz - Sunday Breakfast - 2013

by John Platt

Dayna Kurtz has one of the richest voices on the planet. A Jersey girl who lived in Brooklyn for many years, she's since moved to the city of her dreams, New Orleans. That's where she recorded most of her latest album, Secret Canon, Vol. 2. If anything, being in NOLA has only made her more soulful, as you can hear from her return visit to Studio A.

Dayna Kurtz - Live Concert - 2012

by Claudia Marshall
Photo by Laura Fedele

Dayna Kurtz is a hidden gem. Not so hidden in the Netherlands, though, where she has been a star for years. So what do the Dutch know that we don't? Kurtz has a ferocious voice, a tremendous gift for writing honest, powerful songs and a one-of-a-kind ability to unearth obscure, vintage artists to cover.

Dayna Kurtz - Words and Music - 2012

by Rita Houston
Merri Cyr

With her powerful and versatile voice, it's impressive but not surprising that Brooklyn-based songwriter Dayna Kurtz has made two new albums: 'Secret Canon, Vol. 1' and 'American Standard'. She also covers a range of American music forms in the process, and she brought a band to Studio A to share a few of the songs during a conversation with FUV's Rita Houston. [recorded: 03/27/12]