This is my friend Rachel Kurtz. I’ve known her since we were in our teens and, although our personalities couldn’t be more opposite on the loud/quiet spectrum, I just think the world of her.
She makes her living singing, mostly for Lutherans in churches and at conferences, and also with her band at the Icehouse on occasion. Her band is fantastic, and I know I’m doing a huge disservice by not mentioning the names of all the members, but there’s one person in particular that I always love to see and that’s her keyboard player Tommy. As in Tommy Barbarella. It just blows my mind that someone I know is friends with someone who has a huge history with Prince, even though that someone I know has a gorgeous voice and deserves to be working with all the best musicians.