Danya Kurtz, Vicki Randle

Ivy Room Presents

Danya Kurtz

Vicki Randle

Wed · November 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Danya Kurtz
Danya Kurtz
Dayna Kurtz’s propensity for musical rule-breaking was forged early in life, and she was still in her teens when she began performing her compositions in public. After releasing the low-key live disc Otherwise Luscious Life, she won considerable acclaim for her impressively accomplished studio efforts Postcards from Downtown and Beautiful Yesterday. The former put Kurtz on the map in Europe and was particularly successful in Holland, where it became a Top 20 seller, culminating in sold-out headlining shows at Amsterdam’s fabled Paradiso (one of which became Kurtz’s first DVD, Postcards from Amsterdam).

Along the way, Kurtz was named Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters. Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, and she’s performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Cafe, Mountain Stage and NPR’s Morning Edition. She’s toured with and/or opened for the likes of Elvis Costello, Antony and the Johnsons, Richard Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, B.B. King, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Keren Ann, Joe Henry, Olu Dara, Chris Whitley, Richard Buckner, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Armed with an uncanny ability to stun audiences into submission, this musical free spirit has consistently refused to be pinned down by a single style or genre, building an inspired body of work that draws strength from a bottomless wellspring of American jazz, pop, blues, folk and country. The cinematic poetry of her songwriting is matched by the power of her voice, a rich, distinctly resonant instrument that’s capable of immense emotional depth.
Vicki Randle
Vicki Randle
Vicki Randle,a native San Franciscan was born into a musical family, her father a jazz pianist and her brother, Tom Randle an opera singer. In fact her mother's baby shower took place at the Oakland club that her father was accompanying Billie Holiday in.

When she was 9, she found a discarded Silvertone guitar and taught herself to play Beatles songs, singing all the harmonies and other musical instrument parts. Becoming a multi-faceted, multi-talented multi-genre singer guitarist, bass player, drummer followed and the result is a 40 year long career playing with the biggest names in music.

Lead singer and percussionist with The Tonight Show Band with Jay Leno led first by Branford Marsalis, then Kevin Eubanks for 18 years, where she performed with numerous guest acts, including Sirs Elton John, and Paul McCartney, Al Green, Patty LaBelle, Garth Brooks and James Taylor.

Vicki has toured with Kenny Loggins, Lionel Richie, George Benson, Wayne Shorter, Dr. John, Jeffery Osborne, Laura Nyro, performed with Mickey Hart, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, lead vocals with Herbie Hancock, Taj Mahal and George Benson, background vocals, guitar and percussion with performers as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Pete Escovido, Pharoah Sanders, Todd Rundgren, Cris Williamson and the late Levon Helm.

She has recorded countless ads, and soundtracks for dozens of films, performed on almost every continent, from Albert Hall to the White House.

She is also a singer songwriter, both solo: featuring songs from her CD “Sleep City,” and as "lead bassist and lead vocalist “ with the rock and soul band Skip the Needle with Shelley Doty, Kofy Brown and Katie Colpitts.

Vicki is currently touring with the legendary Mavis Staples.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/