BY GEORGE J. DACRE
Mara, who says she is an interpreter of folk music, will be joined by several other folksingers and writers at the show Sunday. Mara’s new CD has been on on the top-rung of the folk charts since January and Levine says she is very excited about that. Levine and more than a dozen other folksingers and writers will join in the concert.
Those attending are invited to bring a cold potluck supper for another four people. Levine, born in Newark, New Jersey of parents who lived in Newburgh, N.Y. says she got started in folk music listening with her parents to a lot of folk music in their home. Of her new CD, Mara says it contains 15 beautiful folk songs and readers can learn more about “Jewels and Harmony” from her website www.maralevine.com. Levine is also a jewelry designer.
Levine will be joined at the Sunday Borderline Music Club concert by Gathering Time, Mike Agranoff, Rusty Crowell, Jan Alba, Caroline Cutroneo, Bill Doerge, Loretta Hagen, Bob Harris, Terry Kitchen, Nancy Moccaldi, Renee Paddock, Barbara Novick, Terry Rivel, Bob Wright, and Carl Croce. Besides supporting Levine, each artist will perform a song of his/her own during the second set.
Guests will be encouraged to sing along to some musical favorites. Copies of Levine’s CD will be available along with some of her designed jewelry.
Emcees will be Bill Hahn and Ross Elesko, co-hosts of WFDU-FM’s long running program “Traditions.” Levine says she has also become politically active joining a movement “Musicians United To Protest Crystal Bay, Alaska,” which she says could have its world famous salmon fisheries endangered by plans to mine copper and gold in the region. Tickets and information on Sundays Borderline concert at borderlinefolkmusicclub.org.