and “April Come She Will” and again harmonizes with the
folk-harmony trio Gathering Time for a nuanced arrangement
More recently, in 2017, Mara released the single “You Reap
What You Sow” which was #1 on the Folk DJ chart for November,
#16 for 2017 and has spent 21 weeks on the Bluegrass
Today Grassicana chart as of May 22.
Mara writes: “You Reap What You Sow” grabbed me immediately.
I loved the melody, especially on the bridge. I love to invite
doing your best at whatever you do and reaping the rewards or
fruits of your labors. One could also interpret the song to mean
ing your word and your commitments and that this will be returned
to you in kind. I heard it clearly in my mind as a bluegrass
song and sought out the best of blue-grass talent for the
upcoming CD Facets of Folk, which has several socially conscious
how we treat others, as well as some favorites and new discoveries
Earlier in the year, “By My Silence” (Ellen Bukstel & Nick Annis)
recorded with friends Gathering Time, was the #1 song on the Folk
DJ Chart for September 2017. It ended the year as the #19
song on the chart. Along with “You Reap What You Sow,” this
song will appear on my forthcoming album, Facets of Folk.
“Some people, like the one described in Leonard Cohen’s
classic song, are born with a Golden Voice. Mara Levine is one
makes you stop whatever you are doing and LISTEN! Known
for her warmth, sincerity and impeccable natural musicality, she
make us all listen more intently, and celebrate the beauty that
live or listen to anything she has done or does”. - David Amram
Mara also performs in duos with Caroline Cutroneo, and
Terry Kitchen shares bills with Gathering Time and has a group
Frank and Nancy Moccaldi. She has appeared on numerous ra-
Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Paris, France as well as
across the United States and Canada.
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