The Levins
Harmony-Driven Acoustic Duo
2011 Winners: Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition
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2011 Winners: Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition
Harmony-Driven  Acoustic Duo
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New Website coming soon!  - Stay tuned!!


We are excited to start the re-NEW-ed year with our long-awaited CD, TRUST in hand.  We want to thank Mark Dann (Mark Dann Studios) for his sonic wizardry, as engineer, as well as his outstanding musicianship and sincere camaraderie.
We also so appreciated working with Dan Hickey (B52's, They Might Be Giants) on drums, Sara Milonovich (Richard Shindell / Daisycutter) on violin, David Moss (Satellite Collective) on cello, Sean Dixon (Barnaby Bright / Zammuto) on percussion
and Aharon Wheels Bolsta (Fishtank Ensemble) on tabla and Indian flute.


TRUST was mailed to our campaign supporters and we've received the sweetest, most encouraging feedback and are looking forward to sharing the music with you all.  It is currently available directly through us and It will soon be available for download and purchase on iTunes and CD Baby.

Prep-work for the the official radio release (February 3rd!) has begun and we are waiting for the results of a recent photo shoot session and starting to work on a new website. It's an invigorating way to start the new year.

Plus! We have many exciting gigs booked in the coming months.
We are currently having a wonderful time at the South Florida Folk Festival and
we will be on WLRN 91.3 Folk & Acoustic Music with DJ Michael Stock
(If you want to catch it after the 18th, go to: )
We are also really looking forward to playing with Joe Crookston at Common Ground Community Concerts on Jan. 24th.
Stay connected, come say hello and sing along.
We have been and continue to be so very grateful for your support and love along the way.
Julia and Ira / The Levins


NOVEMBER >  Exciting News! FLORIDA in January!

We're excited to share that we have been selected to participate in the 2015 South Florida Singer-Songwriter Competition this coming January!  Yippee!


OCTOBER >   On the radio this month Coast to Coast!  California to New York

Thank you KFOG and WFUV !

Tunes from our CD, "MY FRIEND HAFIZ" have been spinning on KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise and Acoustic Sunset (Thanks DJ Rosalie Howarth! - CA) AND on WFUV's Sunday Morning Breakfast (Thanks DJ John Platt! - NY )   Woo-hoo!


OUR UPCOMING RELEASE! - TRUST - : For all the TRUST funders, fans and followers… We are nearly a go!  It's the REAL, initial "CD release"  -When we decide its done and let it go…into the world.  Which is nearly now. Hmmm…. "nearly now" - a new phrase of anticipation. Maybe we'll coin that phrase. Or write a song. Either way, we think it means…soon. very soon.


SEPTEMBER > The Levins  & Sweet Can Productions Present: My Friend Hafiz

(**UPDATE** - It was a SUCCESS! Promo video coming soon, check out photos on our Facebook page and we'll keep you posted!

It's a concert, it's a circus, it's an inspiration. My Friend Hafiz, the album created by The Levins World Folk Ensemble, stands alone as a piece of art, and when you add the circus stylings of Sweet Can Productions, you know you’re in for a one-of-a-kind experience guaranteed to uplift your soul!

Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their "rich tapestry of unique harmonies", award-winning songwriters, The Levins, create an incredible backdrop for the breathtaking beauty of Sweet Can. Wonder at aerialists, be dazzled by acrobats and laugh with the clowns. It's a delight for all of your senses! Here for one weekend only! Come and set your spirit free!

Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St, San Francisco (across from 24th St. BART)
September 19 @ 8 PM
September 20 @ 4 PM and 8 PM
September 21 @ 4 PM and 7 PM
Tix $20 - $65


Go to this link!








We successfully funded our campaing in support of our upcoming CD - TRUST. Our IndieGoGo campaign was successful in ways we couldn't have imagined. 102% funded and nearly 200 supportersbut beyond the statistics, we have new fans, a closer connection to our contributors and community and a solid foundation that offers encouragement and forward movement.


It was humbling, honoring, helpful and happy.  We are forever grateful for the trust that all the contributors and "share-ers" had during this process.  Thank you thank you thank you….



OUR NEW ALBUM - TRUST - will be pre-released in time for the winter holidays.

It's a TRUST FUND raiser! Click Here to watch, contribute, explore, share.

We are excited to announce that we are starting to record our new CD, Trust! A heartfelt follow up to My Friend Hafiz, the songs strike a universal chord that is inclusive and focuses on what we share as people on this planet. We believe in this music. We believe each song offers strength, introspection and encouragement without pushing an agenda, religion or dogma.  We simply celebrate the peace that comes from being in motion and remaining open to life.

Watch The Levins' IndieGoGo Video!

By contributing to Our IndieGoGo campaign, you will be doing much more than aiding in completing the recording, packaging, replication, and distribution.  We will be making an album TOGETHER and we hope that the ripple we make will spread out concentrically until people are able to smile, despite the weather or nightly news!  Join Team Levin! YAY!!

NEW PERKS & VIDEOS- Less than 14 hours to go!!

The Levins' 12th Anniversary: Love Song

The Levins in Iowa: Dream Unspoken video


Great News!

We’re excited to announce that we've been selected to perform at The Falcon Ridge Music Festival Emerging Artist Showcase !! It's a huge honor to be selected and we are excited and grateful to be in such good company. It's a beautiful weekend of memorable music that soars in the starry night. Get your tickets and come set up camp near us! Aug.1-3, 2014


We had a great time opening for Vance Gilbert earlier this month at The Loft at UCPAC. Thanks to Split-Level Concert Series for having us!


Coming up this SUMMER!

June 29 - Rockland-Bergen Music Festival - presented by Joe D'Urso
July 5  - Towne Crier - opening for Sloan Wainwright
July 10  - Mahopac Library Summer Concert Series
July 19  - New City Library Summer Concert Series
Aug 1   - Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase
Aug 3   - Falcon Ridge Acoustic Music Showcase
Aug 9   - MUSIKFEST, Bethelehem PA
Aug 13 - Woodbridge Wednesdays - Opening for The Kennedys
Aug 31 - Family Show, Central Park Conservatory, NYC

And Autumn!
Sept 14 - Tribes Hill/John Jay Homestead Music Festival, Katonah, NY
Sept 14 - The Place, House Concert Series, Livingston, NJ



FRIDAY, APRIL 4th  - NJ Folk Project:The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series- 8 pm


We’re honored to open for Jack Williams this Friday night at New Jersey's premier Folk Music organization!

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship

21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, New Jersey


SATURDAY, APRIL 5th  - NERFA - NJ One Day Conference


We're excited to have been awarded an OFFICIAL SHOWCASE at the NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance) 1 Day Conference on Saturday April 5th. It takes place at Sanctuary Concerts, 240 Southern Blvd, Chatham, NJ. The Showcase is open to the public and tickets are $10.00 at the door. Starting time is 4 pm with 10 artists performing. More information:

MARCH -   RECORDING!!!   ---------------------------------

And so it begins! We had our first night at Mark Dann Studios with Aharon Wheels Bolsta, our tabla player from the west coast who dropped by NYC. It's fun to put on the producer hat to tie together what we loved from our last album into this recording, all while moving forward with new music, sounds and energy.

We've been playing out and about, preparing these new tunes and we'll share them on our upcoming shows.

We'll be in New York City, New Haven, Connecticut and back to the Hudson Valley, west side of the river in Piermont, NY in between recording sessions. SEE below and see you out there!


MARCH 9 -   ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL / stage 1 / 7 pm /  NYC



Thanks for tuning in!   xoxo Julia and Ira














JANUARY 2014--------------------------------

It's been a chilly but charming start to the new year.  We are playing fun shows this month starting with opening for Cheryl Wheeler at Iron Horse Music Hall in Massachusetts and playing a concert with Josh Joffen at the Songbox Music Series on Long Island. We continue to craft our upcoming CD, prepare for our next recording and we've been out testing a few new tunes during random sets over the past few weeks. Found some keepers - Very Exciting!




"My Friend Hafiz" TOPS the list of 2013 favorites!


We were delighted to find that our 2013

CD release, My Friend Hafiz, was listed as a 2013 favorite of both John Platt of 90.7 Sunday Breakfast program and Joe Pszonek of WMSC 90.3, Radio Nowhere.


Both lists are filled with wonderful musicians to explore and support. (See the lists at the links below!)  These DJS and their programs are essential and provide such a sweet service to so many musicians and listeners, alike.

THANK YOU for your continued support to independent artists!





We wish you well, worlds of delights and discoveries; a wondrous blank page that begins now...

A couple of quotes that are inspiring us as the new year begins...

"We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral: we have already climbed many steps." Hermann Hesse

and loving this quote by Neil Gaiman...

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life."


DEC 2013 updates....


We are lighting the halls with good humor and cheer this season and getting the chance to share music in New York and Florida before the New Year begins. We hope your spirits continue to shine bright regardless of your reserve. We have lots of wonderful happenings happening in 2014 that keep our fire lit throughout the winter. Meanwhile, we hope to see your cheery faces at one of our shows below. Further details are connected to our calendar up top to the right.


Many many blessings and continued peace to you and yours.


Upcoming December performances:
DEC 7 : Lighthouse Cafe, Miami FL
DEC 15 : CSL Manhattan, New York, NY
DEC 15: Solstice Concert, Hastings on Hudson, NY
DEC 17 : Raise Your Glass to Charles Dickens!: Public Library Performance, Sloatsburg, NY
DEC 20 : Private, Hamburg, NJ
DEC 27 : Pleasantville Public Library Family Concert, NY
DEC 27 : Somers Public Library Family Concert, Katonah, NY


NOVEMBER 2013 -----------------------------------------------


ON YOUR RADAR with John Platt: WFUV -

We had a great time at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC: WFUV's ON YOUR RADAR with John Platt featuring Melissa Greener, Moors and McCumber and The Levins!  196 Allen St. NYC


Pumpkins, painted mountainsides and leaves starting to shower down- LOVE Autumn!

It's been a great season so far playing with fabulous musicians such asJoe Crookston, Josh Joffen and Arlon Bennett.  We just returned from a road trip where we got to play with the sweet and powerful Chana Rothman and the amazing Victoria Vox. We are looking forward to sharing shows and showcases over the next couple of weeks with the beloved Hannah and Maggie, The Boxcar Lilies, Melissa Greener and Moors and McCumber.

ALL great musicians worth taking the time to check out!


North Eastern Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) was an amazing experience Friday Night (November 8th)


We had a beautiful time at the Acoustic Music Scene showcase with Hannah & Maggie and the Lords of Liechtenstein and at the People’s Music Network showcase.

And on

Saturday (November 9th)

at Arlon Bennet’s Mind Healing Songs from the Heart,

Susie’s House Concert with the Boxcar Lilies, who made us cry with their harmonies on Act Great,

Richard Cuccaro's Acoustic Live in NYC & Beyond and at the Pie & Whiskey showcase where we broke into utter chicanery.


Sunday Morning

We were interviewed along with Melissa Greener on John Platt’s Sunday Breakfast! *

(*- Click the link to hear the interview and 2 songs live.)

Join us at Rockland Music Hall in NYC- Nov. 12th for On Your Radar with John Platt,

Montvale Free Public Library- Nov. 14th and up in Kingston ASK for Music series- Nov. 15th.

It's a lot. A lot of fun, a lot to be thankful for...

Check the dates and join us if you can.


We hope this finds you being festive and drinking in the scenery

which serves as the proverbial red carpet as we embark on a season of celebrations


Visit Calendar for full details and more dates!



A BIG THANK YOU TO the DJ's we've recently met - Thanks for the interviews and spending time with us. Podcasts of our interviews are linked below. Please visit and LIKE their pages. This is a labor of love and the music continues because of the their passion for good music to be heard.

Kathy Millar / 100.7 WHUD FM : for featuring us on the Hudson Valley Spotlight

Jon Stein / WTBQ 93.5 / for having us on the  Hootenany Mini Concert

Joltin' Joe / WMSC 90.3 FM : for having us on Radio Nowhere



Hello Fabulous People!

The heat has so far stopped us from very little (only one gig was canceled) and we have been enjoying the outdoors, meeting new folks and "summer-celebrating" with community.  It continues in the upcoming Huntington Folk Festival, Borderline Picnic, Hudson Music Festival and more...but I'm not ashamed to say, we've been enjoying writing new tunes indoors with the air conditioner working overtime.


We spent the end of June at Kamp Kace (Kids Against Cancer Everywhere) in Minnesota and, before we left, we had a blast sharing a show with Twangtown Paramours in conjunction with the Huntington Folk Society, a wonderfully supportive organization and community that presents acoustic and folk music events on Long Island.


A big thank you to Patricia at Riverstone Yoga in Tarrytown for providing such a sweet venue for our concert. We performed our latest release "My Friend Hafiz in its entirety and left with such a natural high.  We were joined by special guests, Mark Dann on bass and Natalia Perlaza on percussion. They added so much  and we loved getting the opportunity to play with such fine musicians. It's fair to say, we've found our band.


It was an honor to be the inaugural entertainment at the new River Spirit Music series of "Music in the Castle" at Whitby Castle in Rye, NY and we've started jumping into our summer family shows at libraries of Rye, Liberty, and Ardsley and Flower Power Family Day at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, NJ.


It's a good summer. A really good summer. Whether we are playing live or hearing that our music is continuing to get airplay, we are enjoying every minute, despite the heat.

Lots of fun ahead...Check our calendar and come say hello!



"The Levins harmonies are equisite and the music is rife with subtlety and nuance.

The blending of their music and the poetry/lyrics is stunningly realized.

I was blown away with the unforced power of this recording."

DJ, John Hammel / The Mozart to Motorhead Show on



MY FRIEND HAFIZ charted #17 on the Folk DJ Radio Chart in March!  And...

The Levins were #25 on the list of top artists!  woo-hoo!  Out of over 13,000 plays and 146 DJ lists, we were #25.

It's very exciting to us to have these songs based on the poetry of Hafiz (as rendered by Daniel Ladinsky) on the airwaves across the world. The  Netherlands, New Zealand, Israel, England, Germany, Canada and of course, across the nation.


We are grateful to all the DJ's who have been spinning Hafiz tracks including :

Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM/ NPR, Baton Rouge, LA), John Platt (WFUV-FM, NYC), Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.),


Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands) , Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel),

Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT), Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA), Julie Miller CFLX, Canada, Bill Hahn, ( WFDU-FM, NJ)

John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD) and the list goes on...




Our first new review by journalist/writer, Tim Carroll of says...

"They thread their musical tales through beautifully fused, engaging harmonies and an enticing melange of ancient and modern instruments to lead the listener down vaguely remembered dreamlike paths that alternate between long-ago shadows to manifestations of the present."

"This album encourages references to an elusive folk-rock acoustic mix that flourished when the world was younger and life pledged a hopeful simplicity – and that’s where this music leads. Those of us that recall that anticipatory assurance will welcome its return with ‘My Friend Hafiz’."

Thanks Tim! Read the full review HERE!

"This is one of those cd's that creeps up on you (at least me!) and these are the kinds of releases that often become a favorite of mine.... with new tracks connecting with you on each new listen."

-Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)


"Sensational work guys..the lyrics here are just brilliant..and when those voices work together, with the simple, uncluttered arrangements, like on "lines in the land", it's just beautiful.” -Mike White Presents London, UK





"Raise Your Glass to Charles Dickens!"

7 Dickens Novels in under 7 minutes summarized in song by The Levins!  Huzzah!

See the stop action animation video here or  above.

Share it with your friends!

Raise Your Glass to Charles Dickens- Extra Extras!! :

Interested in playing the song?  Lead sheet, guitar chords, lyrics and more!

Download the single of Raise Your Glass to Charles Dickens at iTunes here


We were grateful to be the featured artist in the October issue of  Acoustic Live in NYC and Beyond!

Acoustic Live & Beyond

"When Ira and Julia make a musical statement, it's tough to resist. Why bother? The Levins are an invitation to a love-in and everyone is invited. Just show up and enjoy the radiance."

Richard Cuccaro is an insightful writer (we think so! ) and his newsletter is a sought-after resource for musicians and music enthusiasts in the Northeast. A part of the fast-folk movement in NYC, Richard has been contributing to and upholding the integrity and forward movement ever since.  We are honored by his support and encouragement.


"there is no confusion, especially regarding talent once Ira and Julia Levin start to sing. A configuration of harmony and melody lights up the area. Their voices fit together like water and ice, heat and steam. Something joyful explodes inside the listener's chest like a Roman candle. Their effect may, in fact, begin before they start to play.  Even at first glance, Ira and Julia seem to radiate a positive energy. That 'look' always keeps its promise. " LINK TO Full article here....


We had a wonderful time this weekend at NERFA.  The Java Love Midnight Cafe was a huge success and provided many bright moments with some dazzling performances, rich coffee and lots of comradery.   There was a tapestry of talent and mastery upholding creativity and unique expression at all hours of the day and night.  Our thanks to Java Love Coffee Roasters, all the great musicians and promoters and organizers who make NERFA such an amazing event!


I'm a bright summer day with the colors of fall... I'm all things at once and I'm nothing at all. “Barely Contained”, The Levins

We are Barely Contained...and we are stretching out each moment to harvest a little timeless joy. We've had a sweet summer performing at festivals and camps, concerts and coffee houses, wineries and listening rooms. As we watch the sunflowers and peaches wane and cattails and apples surface, we prepare for fall and winter.

We're looking ahead to great shows at Applefest in Warwick and WhereforeArts Listening Room and live webcast. All while jumping aboard the NERFA train and preparing for Fall shows and planning a midwest musical jaunt to Iowa in November.


Upcoming Release!

It's been exciting working with Mark Dann on the final recording / mixing of our upcoming re-release of My Friend Hafiz. The energy of the new tunes keep us awake as they dance in our heads at night. Look for an early 2013 release with pre-release for holiday gift options! ( just thinking ahead : )

We are grateful you are visiting us here...seeing what we are up to. Facebook Likes are still a big important plus in the eyes of the industry, so LIKE us, share the's a the same vibe, whether folk, folk pop or world folk...the thread is all the same.  Uplift and connect, uplift and connect....
That's what your visit does for us.    See you out there!!


Traveling Along, Singing a song...Side by Side....


Celebrating ten years of marriage...and two years of doing music together full time.

We are really grateful for this, for each other and for your support along the way.


Well hello, Spring...

It seems like we've spent the past few weeks thinking spring has arrived and even though the poor groundhog caught flack for predicting six more wks of winter...he was right, essentially.  Not that the buds and bulbs listened, but who could blame them? It was touch and "no", touch and "no" for a while, but I'm willing to declare Spring as of today.  And I've let Ira's tomatoes and basil know that its ok to move forward.

This month we will be playing with great musicians from the area at Cafe Vivaldi, the Astor Room and Tarrytown Street Fair and w
e are also looking forward to celebrating in concert with Congregation Tehillah May 6th at the Ethical Cultural Society in Bronx, NY.   Its a great way to start spring and flow into summer...  We hope to see you soon and can't thank you enough for being so supportive.   Julia and Ira / The Levins


March News:

We were honored to be interviewed and play on Be The Change Radio WVKR - FM (March 28th). We were fortunate enough to have radio hosts, Amy and Julie, in our audience last month and afterwards they invited us to be on their ongoing radio show on Vassar College independent radio station. Amy and Julie are beautiful people who really are making a difference with their show which will be on the air four years in May.  Our show will be archived soon at Visit - there are some great shows before and after theirs as well!

We are proud to have just finished helping a dear friend celebrate the release of her children's book "My Mama Earth" by creating a video representing the author and illustrator as presented by Barefoot Books Plublishers. Julia's vocals present the inspiring words of Susan B. Katz to a traditional melody over the soothing illustrations of Melissa Launay.  A great gift for Mother's Day or Earth Day. Visit the video here!


Thanks for visiting YouTube and watching our Cereal Days video. We are currently working on two separate recording projects but couldn't help but let Cereal Days come through, just for fun. ( okay..or a future recording project currently dubbed "Sidetracked" that will feature our novelty songs.) Download the single below for that sugar high without the calories. And stays tuned for upcoming releases.  <form action="" method="post">

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: Vocals, piano

Mark Dann: Bass, electric guitar, drums, tambourine

Video Created and edited by: Ira and Julia

Special Guests: Coventry-Kaluza and Sweet Mary the Cat

Thanks to Sonny Rock for spinning The Levins on WRIP 97.9 FM Local Licks Radio Show Valentine's Day. Here's a link to WRIP:

We've been busy with a variety of special projects which we are looking forward to sharing with you soon, so stay tuned.  Check our calendar.  We're excited to play new and familiar venues...Hudson Valley, Long Island, Connecticut....if they are near you, we'd love to see you!

Thanks for listening...and for all of your support. It means SO much to us.

Thank you...Julia and Ira


NEWS from THE LEVINS : 2012 - A New Happy Year...with much NEW-ness

The calendar is filling in as we prospect and submit and reach out and sing out...and we are grateful.  We've started meeting with potential producers and those in artist development as we move forward towards our next full length CD.  We've been taking the time to toy around with the new tunes, so that when everything lines up, our music is ready and so are we.  We're having a blast, continuing to write and we'll keep you posted!

We're looking forward to a great weekend back at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa.  This time for LIMMUD NY 2012 !  It's not only an amazing opportunity to perform, but we"ll get a chance to learn from and see some of the best, most provacative and inspiring Jewish educators and artists in the area.  In addition to our main concert, we are presenting a family music concert ( special guest- the Sephardic Rubber Chicken of Freedom ), two special singing storytelling sessions, co-leading services and performing in the final gala event.  In between, we'll be attending all the sessions, as we learned last year in England, its all too good to miss!  Visit for more details or to find out more about bringing The Levins to your community.

Thanks for visiting and Keeping Up with The Levins! ( not as crazy as the Kardashians, but you feel much much cleaner )


NEWS from THE LEVINS   :   WINTER 2011- 2012 : A Season of Conferences and Concerts

Still inspired from NERFA and newly energized by Boston Limmud, we are looking forward to URJ Biennial, Washington D.C.,  New York Limmud.

Before then, we get the honor to be a part of the esteemed John Street Jam in Saugerties, NY as well as take part in Wintermezzo in Peekskill,NY - all with other fabulous musicians.

All details are below and we hope to see you there!


Thank You Boston Limmud!

We had a great time Boston! It was wonderful sharing the afternoon concert with Shoshana Jedwab and joining the evening concert with Kol b’Seder, Sue Horowitz, Arnie Davidson, and Josh Nelson. Thanks for having us and great job to all those behind the scenes!


John Street Jam : December 10th, 2011

John Street Jam: December 10th : Saugerties, NY

A great Hudson Valley showcase of talent in an intimate setting.

Additional performers: Marc von Em, Melinda DiMaio, T-Jay, Jeff Entin and Bob Blum, Kama Linden , Stuart kabak, Jean Bratman.

Admission is $5. Doors open at 6:45, music 7:30 – 9:30. Refreshments available.

Located in the Dutch Arms Chapel near Main Street


'Wintermezzo' : December 12th : Songs of Seasonal Celebration

Host JAMES DURST welcomes an eclectic array of musical guests to celebrate the spirit of the season with songs both original and gathered from around the world. JAMES DURST, The YAYAS, FRED GILLEN JR., THE LEVINS, JULIE ZIAVRAS, DAVID GOLDMAN - $10 door/ $8 advanced/ $5 –tribes hill members


URJ  BIENNIAL : December 14th -17th 2011

The Levins perform 3:00 pm : URJ Transcontinental Stage and Friday morning with ShirLaLa. FYI -Just confirmed – President Obama is a confirmed guest speaker at the conference- very exciting!



New York Limmud : January 14th-16th, 2012

The Levins will be performing on a variety of stages. Main event concert, family concert, and singing-story-telling sessions. More details and times TBA ... Stay tuned!







We had great shows in Florida and California and we made it back just in time for the colors of autumn...So beautiful on this side of this Hudson River.   Our show in Peekskill with James Durst on the 10th was a blast and we are grateful to the community that came out to support live music on a Monday night!   We are looking forward to seeing all the colors on our drive up to Red Hook to play the Acoustic Medicine Variety Show at the historic Elmendorph Inn on Saturday.




A big thank you CT Folk! - it was a beautiful festival and music, environment, education...a great feast for all senses and sensibilities! It was an honor to open the evening stage for The Nields, Vance Gilbert and Leo Kottke and we are grateful to all the judges and those that helped to organize and coordinate the contest and event.


It's been great getting to know our music and music industry communities of New York and New Jersey...and feeling welcome. We've been playing in the Catskills, Hudson Valley, and northern NJ.  Festivals, listening rooms, showcases and cafes, wineries and farms.  We camped at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival playing the performance showcase and evening song circles. We heard great local artists such as Spuyten Duyvil, the Ya-Ya's, Marci Gellar, Red Molly and Gandolf Murphy and truly enjoyed hearing Susan Werner (and her amazing percussionist/harmonica player) whom we've seen in CA, IA and now NY.  Unbelievable talent...   We played the showcase at the Huntington Folk Festival on Long Island last weekend and also got to be a part of the Solid Citizens performances, keeping the old folk sing-al &l t; script src="/plugins/editors/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"> ongs alive.

A Summer like no other....

Travelling to sing f or sweet Camp Kace in Fargo, ND/MN and Camp GetaWella in Philadelphia PA were summer highlights.  In PA, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation has incorporated live studio/radio stations in children's hospitals across the nation called The Voice and we had fun performing live in studio which is broadcast throughout the hospital. Kids could call in and make requests and ask questions. It's truly an amazing vision and gift he has offered to so many in need of connection.


Join our FACEBOOK for constant up-to-date goings-ons... or check back here from time to time. We are grateful for your encouragement.

The Levins EP Barely Contained - ready for review, for listening and your purchasing pleasure at I-Tunes and at CD Baby:




The Levins are honored to a part of Ruach 5771 compilation CD and Songbook!

Ruach is Hebrew for Spirit and this is a spirit ed collection of

this year's top new Jewish songs in the Reform movement.

The theme of this sixth edition is Social Action and The Levins' song

Daniel's Round from their cd: 36 is one of nineteen vibrant songs that will lift your spirit and

turn you on to a whole niche of great artists that love to do their share to repair the world.

Buy 5771


Ira was featured singing The Levins' version of Lo Yisa Goi from their CD: 36 at the Shalshelet Festival in NYC on Saturday December 4th, 2010. It was an incredible festival and the music was inspiring.  This was The Levins' second Award from Shalshelet, which honors new liturgical music.  Find out more by going to:

Ira at the NYC Shalshelet Festival 2010: 


The Levins- NY singer-songwriter duo dedicated to making the world a happier place. Uplifting music with vocal harmonies and lyrics that celebrate our inner- connectedness with a light-hearted depth; inclusive to all.  Not just accomplished musicians but entertainers with a palpable connection between the two which lifts the material above the norm.



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