Alana Kurtis + The Tumblers
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Alana Kurtis + The Tumblers

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Band Americana Country


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"Wiser Words From the Heart"

"Kurtis' songs are a roosty blend of country and folk sensibilities, reminiscent at times of Roseanne Cash and captured well by co-producer and country veteran Keith Glass at this Perth studio. " Allan Wigney of the Ottawa Sun - The Ottawa Sun


"For all this, Wiser is a surprisingly straid foray into country-tinged soft rock, albeit a solid one. It's less ethereal than Sarah McLauchlan but happily substitutes an honest, lived-in feeling for the former's new agey tendencies. Kurtis does indeed sound Wiser." - Steve Fouchard - The Ottawa X-Press

"Larry Lablanc of Billboard Magazine"

"A lot of people try to sing blues or bluesy type material with a bit of jazz feeling. Most people can't do it very well. It takes a good singer, and it also takes a great song and that's
what she provided." - Larry Lablanc - TV Ontario Studio 2

"Ontario songwriters hit a high note on TVO's Studio 2"

"On June 23 at 8:00 pm, TVO's Studio 2 presents the grand finale of Ontario's Song Contest. Toronto resident Alana Kurtis will debut along with nine other finalist hopefuls. The judges - Billboard editor Larry LeBlanc, Toronto Star theatre critic Richard Ouzounian, and Canadian Press music writer Angela Pacienza - were looking for a range of talent in Ontario: a fair representation of our collective community. Emphasis was placed on finding great original songs, exceptional new voices, and engaging performances. The
judges selected the 10 songs from 313 submissions." - Canadian Newswire Group


Full length release: "Wiser" 2005. Produced by Keith Glass (Prairie Oyster) and Jon VanWingerten.



Alana Kurtis & The Tumblers are a fresh new alt. country band that is capturing the attention of audiences and industry professionals alike. Combining flavours of traditional country music and irresistible modern day hooks, the band puts a new face on a familiar sound. Teaming up with top Canadian producer Justin Gray, the band just finished recording their up-coming EP release “Dead End Days”. With recording already underway for their full length album, and a tour in the works, the buzz around Alana Kurtis + The Tumblers doesn’t show any signs of letting up.

Competitions & Awards:

Grand Prize Winner of the PARAGON “Toronto Band Competition” hosted at the legendary El Macombo.

Grand Prize Winner of the PARAGON “Toronto singer/songwriter” award.

Top 10 Winner for the MountainStage International songwriting competition.

Finalist for TV Ontario’s province wide songwriting competition (judged by Larry Lablanc of Billboard Magazine).

Nominated for “Best Country” Band at the Toronto Independent Music Awards 2007.