Local Act Inks Deal with U.S. Label

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After a long wait, local roots artist Alana Levandoski finally has something to sing about. The singer/songwriter has just signed a unique Canadian-based licensing deal with American label Rounder Records that will finally see her debut album released with distribution by Universal Music Canada.

The Canadian roots scene has been buzzing about Levandoski for the last three years, often comparing her to Emmylou Harris. Levandoski was nearly signed to Warner Music, but the deal fell through in 2004 making way for Rounder to release Unsettled Down on July 26, 2005.

Levandoski has remained one of the busiest artists around, performing with the likes of George Canyon, Gordie Sampson, Lindy, Wyrd Sisters, Randy Bachman, and The Arrogant Worms. She has co-written with Canadian folk matriarch Sylvia Tyson, as well as Simon Wilcox, and Colin Cripps. She recently took to the stage at JunoFest 2005 and turned heads at the North American Folk Alliance conference in Montreal.

Levandoski will keep busy over the summer with the release of her album as well as gigs at the Dauphin Country Festival, and both the Winnipeg and Edmonton Folk Festivals.

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