Songwriter Madeleine (Maddy) Engh lives a country life on her small farm near Mission BC. The youngest of a large south Saskatchewan farming family (Belanger), Maddy wrote her first song at age 10 and has since composed over 300 ballads ranging from traditional country/bluegrass to inspirational. Well-known locally as the ‘Christmas Tree Lady’, Maddy’s life is reminiscent of her childhood, surrounded by farm animals and living off the land.
With such legendary musical influences as Hank Snow, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Loretta Lynn, Wilf Carter to name a few, Maddy’s songs are inspired by or tell stories of true life experiences and resonate what it really means to ‘be country’.
Maddy’s first album ‘A Babe of Her Own’, released in 2013, was originally intended as a demo album to promote to recording artists interested in original material. There was strong interest in presenting the music as sung by Maddy, as an inspiration to other aspiring composers and musicians, regardless of age or music genre. Maddy wrote the title song ‘A Babe of Her Own’ while watching her young grand-daughter picking flowers in a field, just as Maddy’s daughter had done when she was the same age.
At age 77 Maddy signed her first recording contract and quoted “This is not for recognition, nor is it for fame and fortune – this is the realization of my dream to someday have my music recorded. I went into a studio, had some fun, and came out with an album.”
Over the past year Maddy has released several of her original songs, all produced in a studio, some performed by professional musicians, others in her own voice. Having launched a successful campaign with one song that reached #14 on the US National Airplay Top 50 Country Charts, this remix of the original ‘A Babe of Her Own’ is geared to be the next success story in Maddy’s repertoire.Maddy performs her music at countless local events and it has become a tradition for family and friends to anticipate another of her original compositions at their next event.
Self-described as a ‘front porch plunker’, Maddy has never received payment for a performance or composition – she does it for the pure pleasure of sharing the gift of music with those she loves.
© 2014 Denim Rose PublishingMaddy Engh – A Babe Of Her Own available on UNIR1 Records