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"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.  Each tune serves as another stepping stone toward a better day & a richer life." Tom Staudter, Croton Gaz.
 

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on the road...

  • We are so honored to have been a part of Peter and Paula's River Spirit House Concert. They are amazing.
    We are so honored to have been a part of Peter and Paula's River Spirit House Concert. They are amazing.
  • A little bit of Berkeley in our East Coast Trader Joes.
    A little bit of Berkeley in our East Coast Trader Joes.
  • 🎶"Too much magic bus!"🎶
    🎶"Too much magic bus!"🎶
  • Just arrived. Soaking it in before sound check.
    Just arrived. Soaking it in before sound check.
  • What?! Get all The Levins CDs for $36 ?! www.thelevinsmusic.com/store
    What?! Get all The Levins CDs for $36 ?! www.thelevinsmusic.com/store
  • Strike up the band! Mike marker 110 in Illinois
    Strike up the band! Mike marker 110 in Illinois
  • Great friends and music this year at #NERFA
    Great friends and music this year at #NERFA
  • Hanging out with The fabulous Scotts on their North American tour was more fun than  Dr. Who
    Hanging out with The fabulous Scotts on their North American tour was more fun than Dr. Who
  • Soaking up the colors for you.
    Soaking up the colors for you.
  • A timeless moment with Brother Sun
    A timeless moment with Brother Sun
  • Another roadside attraction on the way to our concert in CT.
    Another roadside attraction on the way to our concert in CT.
  • Having tea with Hafiz. Act Great.
    Having tea with Hafiz. Act Great.
  • The Levins and Pluck & Rail tonight @thewineryatstgeorge 8pm
    The Levins and Pluck & Rail tonight @thewineryatstgeorge 8pm
  • Julia, Ira and Carmel by the sea.
    Julia, Ira and Carmel by the sea.
  • Our kind of public restroom.
    Our kind of public restroom.
  • Had a blast singing live in studio with Robin Pressman during her Evening Muse show on the Krush 92.5 FM
    Had a blast singing live in studio with Robin Pressman during her Evening Muse show on the Krush 92.5 FM
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gigs

Date Event Location
Empower Music Awards 11th Posi(tive) Music Festival, Tampa, FL 11th Posi(tive) Music Festival, Tampa, FL
Private Party Putnam, VT Putnam, VT
The Levins on WPKN FM WPKN, Bridgeport, CT WPKN, Bridgeport, CT
Notes From Home Montclair, NJ Montclair, NJ
The Levins' - Family Show (Palace of Wonders) Clark Public Libarary, Clark, NJ Clark Public Libarary, Clark, NJ
Lyrics Coffee House Redding Community Center, Redding, CT Redding Community Center, Redding, CT
New Moon Coffeehouse / Special guest for Catie Curtis Universalist Unitarian , Haverhill, MA Universalist Unitarian , Haverhill, MA
North Elk Coffeehouse North East, MD 21901 North East, MD 21901
Borderline Folk Music Club TBD TBD
Barely Contained: The Music of The Levins performed by Coventry-Kaluza with Zoe Klein and Jeremy Vik TBA, Arcada, CA TBA, Arcada, CA
Barely Contained: The Music of The Levins performed by Coventry-Kaluza with Zoe Klein and Jeremy Vik TBA, Arcada, CA TBA, Arcada, CA



LATEST NEWS!

The Year in Review!  

Looking back and moving forward…  - WHAT A YEAR!      

We released our CD, TRUST, in February and it was wonderful watching it unfold and come into its own...with more good news coming in just as 2015 ended.   

Our Song, "Trust" has been chosen as a Finalist in the "Open Category" for the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition! It's a wonderful feather to add in the year's cap... 

It also ended up in the Top 100 songs on the Folk Charts ( #68)
The album itself hit the Top 50 albums of 2015 (#43) on the Folk CHarts and The Top 60 albums on the Roots Folk Charts ( #57). More highlights include:

  • Top 10 CD of 2015, DJ Joe Pzsonek, WMSC 
  • Top 10 CD on Folk Charts at #9 (Feb '15) 
  • Top 20 CD on Roots Charts at #15 (Feb '15) 
  • Top 50 albums of the year (#43) on the Folk Chart
  • Top 60 albums of the year (#57) on the Roots Folk Charts
  • "I Am Here" - Top 10 Song of 2015, DJ John Platt, WFUV 
  • "I Am Here" - Finalist, Empower Music Awards, performing Tampa, FL Feb.'16 
  • "Trust" Finalist MASC Awards 
  • SFFF Songwriter Finalists 
  • and in November, we were honored to perform at the 2015 NERFA DJ Showcase...speaking of which.... 
  • ...In SingOut! Magazine, long time host of WFDU-FM's Traditions, Ron Olesko, wrote about us and his experience at this year's NERFA and the DJ Showcase 

   "John Platt, host of the Sunday Supper on WFUV in New York City presented local favorites, The Levins.
I really hope their music will spread beyond the tri-state region during the coming year.
Their infectious sound is centered around their exquisite harmonies and the positive messages of their songs.
With a world in crisis, we need these messages to boost our spirits and bring a smile to our faces. 

So with Ron's words, we move into 2016....with renewed intentions, compassion for this world and gratitude in our hearts for all of your love, energy and support that you've shown us on this very wonderful musical journey.  We'll drink a cup of kindness yet.... 

With love, Julia and Ira / The Levins

Spend the weekend with The Levins! 

We are kicking off 2016 with 3 distinct and different concerts in 3 great venues in NY!

Soulful Sundown Coffeehouse Concert 
Friday, January 8 @ 6:30 PM 
Shelter Rock UU, 48 Shelter Rock Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030 (Long Island) 

 

First Acoustics House Concert 
-double bill w/ Villa Patagonia 
Saturday, January 9 @ 6:00 PM 
Brooklyn, NY 

For the address, make reservations by calling the First Acoustics
box office at 718-288-5994 or by email to boxoffice@firstacoustics.org. 
6pm: Dinner 7pm: Concert 
Ticket Price: $25 

River Spirit House Concert Series 
Sunday, January 10 @ 5:00 PM 
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 

All shows will be in a private home in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Doors open/Potluck dinner at 4:00 PM Bring a dish!
Music starts promptly at 5:00 PM 
Suggested donation: $20 in advance (plus processing fee) or $25 at the door 100% goes to the musicians. 
Online orders end at midnight the Friday before the concert. Donations are not refundable. All online orders will be confirmed by email.
Concert address will be provided when reservation is confirmed. 

Bring in 2016 with The Levins! 

It was such an honor to have been invited back to play at Kripalu in December.  What a sweet way to round out 2015. The community there is so nurturing, not to mention the incredible healthy and delicious food!. We had friends who drove a long way to join us.  It is a great joy to play in such a healing environment.
 
The Levins' New Year's Sale!
To help you bring in 2016 with good cheer,
all of our CDs and downloads will be on sale through
Jan. 4th. 

 
"Thank you for the beauty you create.
Your lyrics are poetry in motion and a feast for the heart."  C.C.

"Saw you at Kripalu on Saturday night 12/12. You were awesome.
I bought both albums there and just ordered 4 more today for presents...
I listened all the way home on Sunday (down to Long Island.) I love Rumi and Hafiz.
I love your music! Thank you for all the joy you create! "  C.N

Thanks to everyone for your support and desire to share our music! Your kind words and continued support is overwhelming, encouraging and beautifully sets the tone for our upcoming year. 


PHOTOS!

MUSIC VIDEO : "Lines in the Land"