E.L. Kurtz has been playing music as long as he can remember. His interest in early American history - as evidenced by his knowledge and participation in revolutionary war re-enactments - and his love of music have allowed E.L. to become one of the premier performers of 18th century music around the country.

After reliving many great battle scenes and performing his music at countless shows over the years, E.L. and his good friend and fellow re-enactor Robert Murphy began to formulate the beginnings of a concept album based on a 1700's-era soldier's life.

Through detailed research and understanding of the period, Robert and E.L. crafted an absorbing story of love, life and the fight for America's freedom.

Having made the decision to put their story to music in hopes of sharing their passion for the period, Robert and E.L. contacted Jeff Wheaton at Blue Stream Records about recording and producing their CD.

With careful selection of authentic songs from the 18th-century, artfully blended with traditional instruments and E.L.'s mesmerizing voice, the team created a beautiful and poignant musical tapestry that transports the listener back 250 years and puts them right in the middle of 1700s America.

To provide even more authenticity to his music, E.L. went in search of a traditional lute. Triumphantly he was able to purchase an 1850's lute from Germany. Amazingly, the lute was located in the same German town where E.L.'s ancestors originated!

The result of their passionate work, "A Soldier's Journey", is now available online, at E.L. Kurtz performances, and at historic locations around the country.

E.L. Kurtz regularly appears around the United States at historic events, paying his personal tribute to America's history through music and song. Between appearances he continues recording sessions for his next album. Be sure to catch one of his shows!
©2008 Blue Stream Records and E.L. Kurtz