Black Oak Artists
Dayna Kurtz - Megan Palmer - Underhill Rose
Dayna Kurtz was named Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters. Norah Jonesand 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. Listen here!
Megan Palmer started out in Ohio where she performed with local heroes The Spikedrivers. She went on to explore New York City as a songwriter and multi instrumentalist before venturing to Nashville, TN where she made a stunningly honest and adeptly produced album entitled What She's Got To Give. What She's Got To Give serves as both a defining moment in Megan's artistic journey and a chance to further define herself among her peers. "This record leaves the impression that Megan is one of those rare people who truly care. (She spends her spare nights and days as a Palliative Care Nurse at Vanderbilt University Hospital). She expertly communicates in her songs her sense of kindness and compassion even when there's good reason to behave otherwise. It’s not just something she says, it's also who she is as an artist and person. The 2018 single 'Stetson' is a moving, courageous glimpse into the journey of a breast cancer survivor in undeniably joyful song.
The soaring voice of Molly Rose and her guitar along with the distinctive styling of Eleanor Underhill’s banjo and salty-blues vocals deliver beautiful original songs. These troubadours create music that is real and inspired. See them on PBS Television, hear them on nationally-syndicated radio and at live performances across the US and Europe, and you will see why Underhill Rose has carved out a distinctive place in Americana-Folk.
Here's Love Looks Good on You.
The 5th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival is made possible by public funds from the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the Decentralization Program of the New York State COuncil on the Arts, both administered in Kings County by the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). Made possible in part by generous sponsors and the office of Councilman Stephen Levin.