Chart-Topping Folk Artist and Edison Native Mara Levine has announced that she will be celebrating the successful release of her latest album Facets of Folk with a special performance sponsored by The Edison Arts Society on Sunday, November 17 from 2-5 PM at the Mayors Office in the Edison Township Municipal building located at 100 Municipal Blvd., 3rd floor, Edison, NJ 08817. The correct entrance to the building is decorated with a beautiful tile mural created by artist Fernando Silva. Tickets are $20 or $15 for seniors and students (the concert is also a fundraiser for the Edison Arts Society Scholarships). For advance reservations contact Gloria at 732-548-9134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Levine's latest record hit #1 on the Folk Alliance International Folk DJ charts and had nine songs featured among the Top 20 earlier this year. Hailed as "the new standard bearer for folk music" by Midwest Record, Levine will perform a selection of songs from her third release as well as classic fan favorites during the show.
Joining her for this special performance as a co-bill is acclaimed folk trio Gathering Time (Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong, Gerry McKeveny), who recorded on five tracks on her new CD. Also receiving praise from fans and critics alike, Gathering Time is renowned for their mesmerizing three-part harmonies and eclectic mix of originals and beloved covers. The group will back Levine on her songs and perform a set of their own music.
Previously, Levine collaborated with the trio on two songs, her recording of "By My Silence," (Ellen Bukstel and Nick Annis), which reached #1 on the Folk DJ chart when released as a single in September 2017 and #6 with the album release, and "Too far To Turn Back Now" by Stuart Markus, which reached #4 as well for September.
Levine, who is known for her innate ability to select songs with inherent beauty, examine them carefully, then craft and polish them to a glittering brilliance, has found her true voice with Facets Of Folk. Her rousing protest anthem "Daughters and Sons," which was written by noted Irish songwriter Tommy Sands, (featuring Kim and Reggie Harris, Gathering Time, Andy Leftwich, Mark Schatz, Cheryl Prashker, Akiva Wharton and Sean McComiskey) is a shining example of her talent, landing in the #1 spot upon release.
Facets of Folk was co-produced by Levine with Bob Harris, (Johnny Cash, Vasser Clements, Girlyman), who plays guitar and helped with arrangements on many of the tracks, and also with John Guth (Tom Chapin, Galt MacDermot), who plays various instruments and helped with arrangements on five of the tracks. Other contributing musicians include: Jan Alba, Greg Blake, Caroline Cutroneo, Robin Greenstein, Rob Ickes, Josh Joffen, Kim Harris, Reggie Harris, Terry Kitchen, Eleanor Kleiner, Andy Leftwich, Harold Morton, Barbara Novick, Mollie O'Brien, Cheryl Prashker, Tilman Reitzle, Mark Schatz, Michael G. Ronstadt, Ed Trickett, Scott Vestal, Akiva Wharton and Patrice Avsharian Wiseman.