Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Rachel Kurtz is poised for a breakthrough with her 2013 album Broken & Lowdown. A remarkable vocalist and magnetic stage presence, Kurtz has released a new 11-song collection of original soul, Americana, and gospel 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 Broken & Lowdown album, Rachel Kurtz 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.