KELWOOD, Manitoba CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sessions begin tomorrow (Feb. 26th) in Kelwood, Manitoba for Alana Levandoski's long-awaited second album.
Alana is recording with famed UK producer Ken Nelson in Kelwood at a local church. This will be immediately followed by sessions at the world-class Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, England.
After several years working on demos and independent artists such as the Hellfire Sermons and Ruthless Rap Assassins, Nelson achieved success with Gomez, and world-wide success with the first Coldplay recording. He did a further two albums with the band.
He has also worked with Badly Drawn Boy, Howling Bells, The Charlatans, Echo & The Bunnymen, Kings Of Convenience, Orange Lights, Ray LaMontagne, Feeder, Skin, Snow Patrol, Polly Paulusma and Paolo Nutini.
He has won three US Grammy awards, two Mercury Music Prizes, and was "Music Week" magazine's 'Producer Of The Year' in 2003.
Leading up to her second album, Alana co-wrote with such leading country and roots-styled American songwriters as Quinn Loggins, Sam Ashworth, James LeBlanc, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Rachel Thibodeau, and Gary Nichols. She also co-wrote with Sylvia Tyson, Colin Cripps, and Simon Wilcox in Canada,
Alana’s reputation as a significant international singer/songwriter was initially bolstered by her debut album "Unsettled Down" released by Rounder Records in Canada in 2005 and in Europe in 2006.
Alana first performed in the UK and Europe in early 2006 with Dar Williams, Lynn Miles and Caroline Herring as well with Jess Klein. She returned to the UK in 2006 opening for the Elana James Trio, and fellow Canadians Blue Rodeo. She did a tour of Ireland and England in 2007 with fellow Canadian Lynn Miles
In Canada, Alana toured nationally with the Corb Lund Band as well as did dates with Stephen Fearing, Randy Bachman, the Arrogant Worms, and Tanya Tucker.
Reviews of "Unsettled Down" were plentiful. She was profiled in numerous European publicatons, including Maverick and in such Canadian magazines Canadian as Maclean's and Penguin Eggs as well as the street papers, the Georgia Strait in Vancouver, and Now magazine in Toronto.
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