“Mara, I think you are one of the best singers of your generation. Every songwriter worth their salt should be sending you their tunes. You have such a beautiful, timeless quality to your voice and you make beautiful recordings. I just LOVE what you do.”
— Christine Lavin, singer-songwriter
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Mara Levine is available for bookings with the following combinations
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Mara Levine with Gathering Time, Terry Kitchen with Mara Levine, and Mara Levine with Caroline Cutroneo.
Mara Levine: Brief Bio
Called one of the best singers of her generation by Christine Lavin, folksinger and jewelry designer Mara Levine has been creating beautiful interpretations of fine traditional and contemporary folk songs for many years. Mara was nominated by Ron Olesko in 2009 for the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference. She was selected for a Quad showcase at NERFA for 2014 and a Semi-Formal showcase in 2019. Mara tours nationally, often sharing shows with Gathering Time. They have done many tri-state performances together and have toured Chicago, Florida, Colorado,Toronto, Washington D.C. and Maryland together and in April 2018, Ireland and Germany.
Mara Joined Bell Buckle Records (Bell Buckle, TN) June 2020 and her first music video, produced by Valerie Smith for "You Reap What You Sow" by Susan Shann will be released November 1, 2020, and is being re-released on Bell Buckle Records in January 2021.
Her latest CD, Facets of Folk, received stellar reviews and was the #1 album, with the #1 song and #1 artist positions on the FAI Folk DJ Chart for January 2019, and it placed #3 overall for 2019, and Mara was the #2 artist of the year.
Her single "You Reap What You Sow" (Susan Shann) recorded with Bluegrass Luminaries Mollie O'Brien, Mark Schatz, Greg Blake, Scott Vestal, Rob Ickes, Bob Harris and Andy Leftwich, was the #1 song on the November 2017 Folk DJ Chart and #16 for the year, and it spent 19 consecutive weeks on the Bluegrass Today "Grassicana" Chart as of May 22, 2018. It then hit #3 on the FAI international Folk DJ Chart in January 2019, and finished the year at #11 overall. By My Silence(Bukstel/Annis) recorded with Gathering Time, was the #1 song on the September 2017 Folk DJ chart, and #19 overall for 2017. Both songs were released in advance from FACETS OF FOLK.
Her second album, Jewels and Harmony, received stellar reviews and was the #1 album on the folk chart for January 2013. The CD also had the two top songs and Mara was named the most played artist for the month. The record was subsequently #3 on the folk Chart for 2013, and was named #4 Cover Album of 2013 by Cover Lay Down. Jewels and Harmony features 15 tracks produced with a 60's folk sensibility, with fresh interpretations, beautiful multi-part harmonies and collaborations with notable artists including Si Kahn, Brother Sun, Pat Wictor, Gathering Time, Joe Jencks, Loretta Hagen, Terry Kitchen and Caroline Cutroneo.
Mara's debut CD, Mara's Gems, ranked #52 on the Folk DJ chart for 2009. Since then, Mara has had two #1 songs on the monthly chart -- her 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.
Mara also performs in duos with Caroline Cutroneo, Terry Kitchen shares bills with Gathering Time. She has appeared on numerous radio programs and performed at various venues and festivals in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Paris, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Toronto, Utah, Washington DC and Washington State.