Rise & Fall
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'Rise and Fall's soul-baring songcraft 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."
Kurtz co-produced 'Rise and Fall' with longtime collaborator Randy Crafton at his Kaleidoscope Sound studio in Union City, NJ, with a musical cast that includes such longtime associates as guitarist Robert Mache (Continental Drifters, Swinging Madisons), bassist David Richards (Linda Thompson, Richie Havens), keyboardist/accordionist Peter Vitalone (Elske DeWall) and drummer Dan Rieser (Norah Jones, Amos Lee). Three tracks feature string arrangements by the acclaimed avant-classical foursome collectively known as Ethel, while noted French-Israeli alt-chanteuse Keren Ann adds her distinctive voice to "A Few Confessions."
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Label||MC Records USA|
|Music Genre||Folk / Blues|
|Music Genre Primary||Folk|
|Music Genre Secondary||Blues & Roots|