"It's like there's a whole universe in every note that she is singing"
- Chris Koza, Singer Songwriter
"Rachel Kurtz grabs gospel by the throat and throws in soul and blues to fend off the perils of life"
- Youa Vang, City Pages
"Rachel Kurtz's voice: velvety and pure, capable of ratcheting from a purr to a howl in a single breath. That's power. That's bliss.
- Andrea Swensson, The Current
Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Rachel Kurtz is poised for a breakthrough with her 2018 album, Love, Rachel Kurtz. A remarkable vocalist and magnetic stage presence, Kurtz has released a new 13-song collection of original soul, Americana, and blues tracks backed by some of Minneapolis’ finest session musicians. Following an unconventional career path, Rachel Kurtz has found acclaim and a national audience of thousands due to her appearances at a series of community service events held in sports arenas across the country. Raising awareness for world hunger, hurricane relief, and multi-cultural reconciliation, Kurtz’s powerhouse voice and heartfelt performances have been electrifying crowds in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, New Orleans’ Superdome, Texas’ Alamo Dome, and hundreds of other concert venues from coast to coast. With her new Love, Rachel Kurtz, album follows in the footsteps of gospel-activist diva Mavis Staples, while contributing to the neo-soul revivalist movement spearheaded by like-minded artists Alabama Shakes, Adele, and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. This is the moment, and this is the music, that shall introduce the power of Rachel Kurtz’s voice and vision to a whole new audience.