Dayna Manning does ëFolkyoí herself

Published: 2006-08-07
After spending eight years with EMI Records, folk singer and songwriter Dayna Manning will release her third album, Folkyo, under her own record label, LeParc Records.

To complement her new record label, the 26-year-old, from Stratford, Ontario has also established her own entertainment company called DMI. Manning also tried her hand at co-producing Folkyo.

While under EMI, Manning enjoyed the limelight. She toured with Lilith Fair, received a Juno nomination and opened for some big names like Radiohead and Lisa Loeb.

Despite the benefits, Manning was discouraged by how much money she had to give back when she worked under a major record label. She felt she could have more creative control by doing it herself, which led to the inception of LeParc Records and DMI.

Manning first hit the airwaves in 1997 with her debut album Volume 1. The album received critical acclaim for its remarkable storytelling and Manning's sweet voice.

Manning's second album, Shades, managed to stay under the radar, despite some prestigious guest appearances including one from Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Folkyo will hit stores on August 22. In the meantime, you can catch Manning in London, Ontario at Aeolian Hall on August 11.

Writer: Aysha Raad Gil



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