July saw Julia and I taking to the highway in support of our new album, Caravan of Dawn, our latest sonic child which carries on The Levins’ family name. The release has had a successful radio emergence on Folk and Root’s Charts, (Top 10 album/Top 3 Song), yet it is vital to complete the circuit of going into new communities and playing live. We are planning to go up to Maine (8/19) and down to South Carolina (1/20) but this last month we took I-80 as far as Colorado.
We made it a point to align our shows in locations that would allow us to get to see dear friends along the way. Too much time had elapsed since we had last reveled in each other’s company. Even though we talk often and stay connected through social media, it isn’t the same as being face to face. Each year, there were declarative treatises pulling conscious heart-strings to bring us back together. This year, with the passing of Ira's father’s and the tragic loss of another of our close friends, we knew it was time to make the journey.
For a breakdown of our journey, click here.
The Caravan of Dawn moves on. It isn’t about this album or our careers, although we are open to and are inviting in all the prosperity and expansive beauty this music can generate. The connections we have been given, through friendships, family, books, songs, plays, art, nature and that bond with the ineffable, afford us the opportunity to usher in light, sometimes in shifts. But this light manages to circle the globe 24 hours a day, nurturing our temporal exquisite forms that send their roots unseen and intertwined, out into the stars.