Dayna Kurtz on Fri, February 12, 2016

“These songs were written over some of most tumultuous, painful, interesting and beautiful years of my life,” Dayna Kurtz says of Rise and Fall, her seventh studio album and her first collection of original compositions in four years. “I’m not inclined to write a memoir, so I’m grateful to have some kind of record of this time.”

The emotion-charged new set is a creative milestone for the New Jersey-born, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer as well as a compelling reaffirmation of the creative strengths that have already won her a fiercely loyal fan base. That audience stretches from Kurtz’s home country to Europe, where she’s toured widely to impressive sales and massive critical acclaim, with her song “Love Gets in the Way” becoming a Top 10 hit in the Netherlands.