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The Levins / Press

“The Levins My Friend Hafiz (self-released) The idea of adapting the poetry of a 14th century mystic may seem a strange way to advance contemporary folk music, but husband/wife duo Ira Scott Levin and Julia Bordenaro Levin have done exactly that, and the results exceed well beyond any expectation. ...a soothing set of songs a joy to behold and a must to enjoy. “ seamless and sublime, a sound for Sunday mornings or dimly lit evenings when carefree contemplation is ideal.”

"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 - HomegrownRadioNJ.com

““With more than a hint of the Sixties and Seventies. This is the hippie Bay Area at its best — Vocal harmonies are sweet and clear, music is acoustic & gentle, a blend of pop and folk. Lovely stuff. - ”

East Bay Express, CA

"When Ira and Julia make a musical statement, its tough to resist. Why bother? The Levins are an invitation to a love-in and everyone’s invited...

R Cuccaro - Acoustic Live NY and Beyond

"The Levins are an invitation to a love-in and everyone is invited!"

“The Levins have that all-too-rare combination of upbeat, sonically-active lyrics set to harmonically interesting music, presented with a professional and engaging stage presence. ”

Bill Pere - Director, CT Songwriters Academy

"Congratulations to The Levins! Winners of the 2011 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition."

““The Levins folk music speaks the universal language of hope and compassion.””

Serge Kozlovsky - Radio Magico

“Everyone needs this music!”

Larry Kelp - KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley

“...Above all, The Levins’ harmonies recall the best of classic pop vocals... like The Beatles, James Taylor and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.””

Dan Pine - J. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California