Music came to life after Newfoundland housewife Madeline Thomson
wrote a beautiful song “Daughter Of Mine” from the viewpoint
of her husband giving away his daughter at her wedding.
lyric so touched music industry veterans Anya Wilson and Larry LeBlanc
that they acquired the publishing rights to the song, and arranged
for Toronto-based tenor John McDermott to record it.
song became the centerpiece of McDermott’s EP, “Daughter
Of Mine” and was later added to the re-release of his multi-platinum
“Love Is A Voyage album in 1999.
had written “Daughter of Mine” in 1993 when her daughter
Amanda couldn't find a suitable piece of music to dance to with
her father at her wedding.
have four daughters, and Amanda was the first girl to get married,”
she explains. “I wrote the song through the eyes of her father
because weddings are happy, but there's still a lot of mixed emotions
going on. Here's his little girl getting married and leaving him,
a new man coming into her life."
recorded the song, and played it at Amanda's wedding. Soon, she
was getting requests for it. A CD, packaged as a wedding invitation,
sold nearly 5,000 copies locally.
Brycemoor Music acquired the publishing for “Daughter Of Mine,”
Anya and Larry began researching the wedding market, and began scouting
other artists to cover the song.
Of Mine” has since been become a favorite at weddings in the
UK and Canada and become an internet sensation. A clip of the song
posted by a fan has chalked up over 430,000 plays on YouTube to
date. As well, there are thousands of sites praising the song.
one thing that's great about a wedding song is you get a shot at
marketing it every year,” says Larry.
the decade, Brycemoor Music has concentrated on establishing “Daughter
Of Mine” as an international wedding music standard; as well
as establishing the songwriting careers of singer/songwriters, Joel
Kroeker and Alana Levandoski; and managing Canadian blues sensation
Little Miss Higgins who toured the UK last year with k.d. lang.
the release of his critically-acclaimed 2004 True North Records
album “Melodrama,” Joel Kroeker performed alongside
Sarah Harmer, Serena Ryder, Hawksley Workman, Colin Linden, Paul
Kelly, and Randy Bachman.
second album "Closer To The Flame" (2007) featured "Déjà
vu" a French/English duet written and performed by Joel and
Quebec star Dany Bédar. The track was a major hit in Quebec.
Its video reached #1 at MusiMax video channel in 2007. Bédar
has also recorded Joel’s song, “A Painted Face.”
Kroeker co-write “Let It Ride” was featured on Jonas’
sophomore Deja Musique album “Suite Life” (2006) that
has sold more than 50,000 copies to date.
Brycemoor Music, Manitoba singer/songwriter Alana Levandoski has
recorded two albums: The ground-breaking "Unsettled Down”
(2005) which initially bolstered her reputation as a significant
international singer/songwriter; and “Lions & Werewolves,”
(2009) produced by legendary UK producer Ken Nelson, which drew
sizable critical acclaim in Canada and the UK.
much in-demand songwriter, Alana has co-written with such leading
country American songwriters as Quinn Loggins, Sam Ashworth, James
LeBlanc, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Rachel Thibodeau, and Gary Nichols
as well as with celebrated American roots/bluegrass songwriter Mark
Canada, she has written with Sylvia Tyson, Serena Ryder, Colin Cripps,
Liam Titcomb, Jay Semko, Simon Wilcox, Mark Makoway, and George
2007, Brycemoor Music arranged for Alana to be featured on “Borrowed
Tunes Two,” a two-CD musical tribute to Neil Young. It also
featured Barenaked Ladies, Ron Sexsmith, Dave Gunning, Finger 11
and Chantal Kreviazuk.
same year Alana was featured on the U.K. compilation "Bob Harris
Presents" along with Alison Krauss, Cindy Bullens, John Prine,
Billy Joel Shaver, and Kathleen Edwards.
Levandoski is as refreshing as an ice cold drink on a hot summer
night,” says iconic Canadian singer/songwriter Jann Arden.
“She has an old soul and it shows up in every single line
she writes. Her music is about simple sentiment. LIving. Losing.
Finding. Hear her music once and become a fan for life."
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