Mara Levine

Mara_Lavine_600.jpg“Acoustic country/folk with meaningful lyrics, lovingly interpreted and delivered with a crystal clear, sparkling voice … sensationally good.” – No Fences magazine (Germany)

Called “one of the best singers of her generation” by Christine Lavin, Mara Levine creates beautiful interpretations of fine traditional and contemporary folk songs. She has an ear for both new songs and for classics that can be reshaped to sound fresh and new. Layering one harmony line on top of another, she creates rich tapestries of sound and emotion.

Upon hearing her version of his song “The Dutchman,” a duet she recorded with Si Kahn on her CD Jewels and Harmony, Michael Smith wrote: “You and Si sound great together, and the interpretation is honest and sincere and tuneful ... the cello and guitar and voices filled the space beautifully.” Levine’s version of Bob Franke’s “Straw Against the Chill” with Joe Jencks and her arrangement of Paul Simon’s “Leaves That Are Green” with Gathering Time both reached #1 as singles on the Folk Chart.   More ...

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