Music

Album Cover
You Reap What You Sow
Mara Levine
Released: November 1, 2017
Label: Mara's Creations
Track Listing
1 You Reap What You Sow by Susan Shann

Liner Notes

You Reap What You Sow (3:08)

(c) 2007 Susan B. Shann (Mystic’s Mantra Music, ASCAP)

Mara Levine: Lead Vocals

Featuring: Greg Blake: Harrmony Vocals Bob Harris: Guitar Rob Ickes: Dobro Andy Leftwich: Mandolin Mollie O’Brien: Harmony

“I met Sue Shann at the SERFA conference in 2016 and she gave me two of her CDs. “You Reap What You Sow” grabbed me immediately. I loved the melody, especially on the bridge. I love to invite audience participation and the chorus was catchy, singable and the entire song resonated with me as a positive message about doing your best at whatever you do and reaping the rewards or fruits of your labors. One could also interpret the song to mean caring for others and nurturing relationships, in particular keeping your word and your commitments and that this will be returned to you in kind. I heard it clearly in my mind as a bluegrass song and sought out the best of blue-grass talent for the recording. The song also fits beautifully with the overall theme of my upcoming CD Facets of Folk, which has several socially conscious songs, some songs about being a better person and considering how we treat others, as well as some favorites and new discoveries written by contemporary songwriters.” ~Mara

Mollie O’Brien appears courtesy of Remington Road Records,Greg and Mollie vocals recorded at Swingfingers Studio, Guitar and Mara's vocals recorded at Ampersand Records by Bob Harris, Scott Vestal recorded at Digital Underground, All other instruments recorded by each artist remotely

Mixed and mastered at Ampersand Records, Bridgewater, NJ by Bob Harris/Mara Levine. Additional mastering by Mike Morrison at Digital Media Workshop Produced by Bob Harris and Mara Levine (p)(c)Mara Levine/Mara’s Creations 2017.  Artist Photo Credit Neale Eckstein.  Cover image courtesy of pixabay.com under creative commons license.  Graphics and typography by Hillary Foxsong

A special thanks to Greg Blake for being so supportive. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have sung with him and to have learned from a masterful singer of bluegrass and country music. ~Mara