HARMONY- DRIVEN CONTEMPORARY FOLK MUSIC….
"They sing as one, with a delicious, sweet union that sounds like wine" ~ Michael Eck, Chronogram
 

LATEST NEWS!

NEW TRUST REVIEWS! 

Reviews for TRUST!!   We've enjoyed each reviewers personal take on our songs and especially seeing the "through lines", the consistency in what they take away. The reviews are heartening, honoring and humbling…all in a very good way.  
More coming, but here's a start!

  • Review from John Apice, No Depression: http://nodepression.com/album-review/levins-–-trust
    • “Upon cracking open The Levins’ (pronounced The LeVinns) new album Trust – their second -- instantly caught me by surprise. Their title track kicks off the album and immediately I heard a delightful radiating tune with irrisitible glimmers of Richard and Linda Thompson.”  Continue reading here...
  • Review from George Graham : Graham Album Review, George Graham  http://georgegraham.com/reviews/levins.html
    • "The Levins have created a very pleasing album that is just the thing for when you want to feel better about the world.   Continue reading here...
  • John Hammel, Homegrown Music: "The Levins new cd Trust is a nonpareil example of perfect harmonization coupled with the lyrical and melodic gifts of a Paul Simon.  I was impressed (rightly so) with their last cd and this new project cements the fact of their superlative artistry." 
  • One review, by Tom Staudter, formerly of the NY Times, wrote such a wonderful review that was featured in the Croton Gazette and drew new listeners to our recent show in Peekskill. (The power of print!) 
    • ​"Songs that smile…. remarkable vocal arrangements that feature intertwining lines and gorgeous harmonies, a sun-splashed style underscores the positive messages of love, peace and self-awareness. A perfect antidote to the headlines of the NY Times and the world of sadness and horror hinted at on television.  The straight forward vocals and unhurried tempos allow listeners to share in the earnest and honest musical art that Julia and Ira have perfected. Each tune serves as another stepping stone toward a better day and a richer life."

MAY 9th - Opening for MODERN MAN! 

 
HURDY GURDY FOLK CLUB   SATURDAY MAY 9th  8 pm  
 
This is a real Treat!  We get to open for Modern Man! "A cross between Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Marx Brothers - David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach are three celebrated singers and songwriters... interweaving themes ranging from God to Godzilla, from manliness to cluelessness…"    www.modernman.com
 
These fellas are so much fun and we'd probably be in the audience even if we weren't  opening for them.  It might give us the chance to pull out "More Yiddish" and "Get Your Bony Chin Out of My Clavicle"…although we were warned that "as far as being funny, you're up against Mount Rushmore!"  

Join us! -if you you need a lift…it just might be the melodic elixir.  
10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ  /  Tickets for non-members- $25  
 

THE LEVINS at KRIPALU - Saturday, May 3rd 


This was on our wish list when we moved east. Performing at Kripalu. A center for the healing arts, transformation, healthy living, yoga and more. it  hosts a wealth of speakers, presenters and artists such as Julia Cameron of "The Artist's Way" who will be presenting this week and I am one of many that was inspired by that book over the years. 

This concert is not open to the public, but day passes are or if you happen to be participating in any events this weekend, drop in and sing with us. 

4.24 -The Levins and The Lords of Leichtenstein  

The Levins and The Lords of Lichtenstein
Bean Runner / Peekskill  8:00 pm


DOS DUOS!  Both Emerging Artists at the 2014 Falcon Ridge F/F -
THE LEVINS join THE LORDS OF LEICHTENSTEIN (a New York City-based folk music duo, Noah (ukulele/voca
ls) and Dan (guitar/mandola/vocals) Rauchwerk.    Both have been wowing audiences all over with their tight harmonies, thought-provoking lyrics.   Plus! the Lords of Lichtenstein have a baffling affinity for argyle sweater vests and the Levins have brand new T shirts!… So if you are coming without a shirt, we've got you covered.
The L's and The L of L's are excited you are coming!

$10 admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

l /201 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY – 914.737.1701 ~ beanman@beanrunnercafe.com Doors 7:30/ Show 8pm

THIS WEEKEND - Connecticut & Long Island  


FRIDAY, APRIL 17



Milford Arts Council...Performance Coffeehouse Concert Series

40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, CT
Concert begins at 8:00 pm - Tickets $20 / Members $15 

We're kicking the weekend off in Connecticut. We are the final performance for their season and we plan to end it on a high note! 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
"With A Little Help From Our Friend!"  
A Sunday Afternoon Benefit for Garden Stage   

223 Stewart Avenue - Corner of Nassau Blvd., Garden City, NY 

We are honored to be a part of this benefit on Long Island for an organization (and region!) that is so amazing and supportive.   Concert begins at 2:00pm And what a  line-up! …No Fuss and Feathers, Sloan Wainwright, Glen Roethel, Josh Joffen, Marci Gellar and more! Tickets: $20 adv./ $22 Door  - All Ages welcome!
 

BIG WEEKEND AHEAD!  

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A COUPLE OF GREAT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!

 

FRIDAY NIGHT in New York (4/10)    

The Hudson Valley Folk Guild Concert Series

Friends of Fiddler's Green in Hyde Park, NY

Hyde Park United Methodist Church (Rte 9 and Church Rd.,Hyde Park, N.Y.)

General $12 / seniors $10 / Hudson Valley Folk Guild members $8

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON in New Jersey(4/12) 

The Place house concerts; Livingston, NJ.

 3 PM potluck, 4 PM music , $20 suggested donation.

Just RSVP Amy at hopeandjoy@verizon.net  for location.   

THE LEVINS opening for SLOAN WAINWRIGHT 

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
March 28th  - 8:00 pm

We are excited to be opening again for the amazing & wonderful Sloan Wainwright at the Acoustic Cafe in Parkridge, NJ.

We consider it a CD Release for the New Jersey region and will share songs from our new CD, TRUST- which, by the way, just hit the TOP 20 on the ROOTS RADIO Charts! Woo-Hoo! Right between Jackson Browne and Bob Dylan.

For this show, we will be joined by Mark Dann on bass and we couldn't be more excited to be reunited with Sloan.
Kindred Spirits….

SEE YOU THERE!!
Tickets: $20 /online  or $22 /door
Location: OLM Academy: 25  Fremont Road, Parkridge, NJ

http://www.urolm.org/Acoustic%20Cafe/cafe.html

THE LEVINS - God's Spies ( Shakespeare, King Lear) 

In Studio Video - WPKN RADIO interview
Thank you Jim Motavalli (host of WPKN Radio in Bridgeport, CT) for filming / posting this video from our in-studio  session.( Feb, 2015)  We had such a good time at that interview!  This song is from our new CD, TRUST and based on Shakespeare's, King Lear.  
(
As requested, lyrics are below. )
 
God’s Spies (King Lear Act 5, scene 3)  The LEVINS © 2014

Sometimes love's depth can find no words to paint the picture
properly
 break the silence, speak your truth or court uncertain misery.

For some it's all a battleground, reaping sorrow from mock rage 
But the two of us, together we'll sing like birds...even when we're feeling caged.

 

As we head off it occurs to me, there are so many ways to give 

Like in King Lear act 5 scene 3…so we'll live,

 

And pray, and sing, and tell old tales and laugh at gilded butterflies,

And take upon's the mystery of things, as if we were God's spies

 

We can rail against the storm, keep the fool for company

Be sad, go mad, become a crown-less king, still it's down to you and me.

 

The news is like the tide with who loses and who wins.

Pacts and sects of great ones, who is out and who is in

ebb and flow by the moon while we're wandering on the Heath.

Oh that fickle changing loon with us playing underneath.

 

As we head out, it occurs to me, there is still time to forgive 

Like in King Lear act 5 scene 3…so we'll live,

 

And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh at gilded butterflies,

And take upon's the mystery of things, as if we were God's spies

 

We are telling different tales. Secrets falling from our lips.

When our eyes are free from scales we can see what was eclipsed.

 

So we'll pray, and sing, and tell old tales and laugh at gilded butterflies,

And take upon's the mystery of things, as if we were God's spies

THIS WEEKEND! "TRUST" NYC CD RELEASE 

ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL STAGE 3
7pm-8pm  / $12
196 Allen Street, NYC, NY
We are really looking forward to sharing the music live!  We will have special guests joining us and plan to flood that room with a sound it won't soon forget. Come be a part of it and sing along with us!  Joined by percussionist, Sean Dixon, (Zammuto, Barnbaby Bright)  and cellist, David Moss ( Blue Hilt, Kerrville New Folk Winner 2011)  and the lovely Judy Kass will join us on vocals.

$12 admission includes a CD
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2nd Annual Rockland Music Festival

Tappan, NY

 

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Jul17

Positive Energy Summer Music Series @C4PT

192 Hartford Rd, Manchester CT

 

Friday, July 17 Positive Energy Summer Music Series @ C4PT 192 Hartford Rd, Manchester CT 8 PM concert Potluck at 6 PM 860-649-9600

$7 suggested donation

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Huntington Folk Festival

Huntington, NY

 

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Hastings Farmers Market

Hastings, NY

 

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Borderline Folk Music Club

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