John Dull - Pete and Toshi Seeger Memorial Wetlands Preservation Concert, May 30 2014
Mara Levine is a true professional. Her craft as a singer-performer is exceptional. You can count on Mara to have your audience singing or marveling at her beautiful voice while she performs an extraordinary and unique folk repertoire. Her demeanor backstage doing business is straight-on professional.You will be pleased with the outcome when you choose to promote Mara's act.. A fine talent. John Dull, JMHD Productions
Lorne Clarke, booker, Old Lynn concerts
The audience of The Old Lynn Concerts are a seasoned group with high expectations. Some might even say that they are spoiled, as over the past 13 years, many top-flight performers have been presented in the small, rural church tucked away in the northeastern corner of Pennsylvania. Last night, Mara Levine and her musical friends raised the bar yet again. Levine's gift for harmony and her powerful stage presence breathed new life into old songs and made instant favorites of the new. Engaging the audience from the outset, Mara Levine literally left her audience on a high note as she subtly converted them all to members of her own 120 person choir. Levine's concert was a highlight of the season. Lorne Clarke Read More...
Christine Lavin, singer-songwriter
"Mara, I think you are one of the best singers of your generation. Every songwriter worth their salt should be sending you their tunes. You have such a beautiful, timeless quality to your voice and you make beautiful recordings. I just LOVE what you do." - Christine Lavin, singer-songwriter Read More...
Michael Smith, writer of "The Dutchman" and other songs
Thank you for letting me hear your lovely recording [of The Dutchman], which I enjoyed immensely. You and Si [Kahn] sound great together and the interpretation is honest and sincere and tuneful. Plus the sound is very clear: I'm proud to be associated with your work. Much success." - Michael Smith, writer of "The Dutchman" and other songs Read More...
Ron Olesko, president- Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (New Jersey)
"I heard so many nice comments after the show. You were outstanding, and the audience loved you! It was a memorable performance!" - Ron Olesko, president- Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (New Jersey) Read More...
Mark Schaffer, co-chair 2011 New Jersey Folk Project Festival
"Mara’s voice is instantly stunning, with its piercing beauty, pinpoint pitch, and a warm and comforting vibrato. Our audience loved her show, and, as a presenter, I found her to be a solid professional, dedicated to her art, charming to her fans, and a joy to work with in the business of making music a pleasure." - Mark Schaffer, co-chair 2011 New Jersey Folk Project Festival Read More...
Frank Moccaldi, booking agent-The Good Coffeehouse (Brooklyn, NY)
Mara Levine draws you to her with a warm, clear voice. Every note is pitch-perfect, and her song choices and harmonies are impeccable. Her presentations are inviting and they encourage not only a joining of voices, but also a joining of spirits. Mara is a performer who should not be missed, and she would be a treat for the entire family, no matter what their musical preferences are" - Frank Moccaldi, booking agent-The Good Coffeehouse (Brooklyn, NY) Read More...
Sol Zeller, president-Borderline Folk Club (Rockland County, New York)
"I was immediately impressed by her vocal talent, warm personality, and the tremendous rapport that she had with the audience. Whether doing a traditional folk song, one that was written by the legendary Si Kahn, or one of more recent vintage by Bob Franke, Pat Wictor or Eric Bogle, Mara gives the song her own unique interpretation much as an artist does when putting paint to canvas." - Sol Zeller, president-Borderline Folk Club (Rockland County, New York). Read More...
Lori Falco, performer liaison -Folk Project (New Jersey)
Mara’s performance at the Folk Project Fall Festival in 2011 drew an enthusiastic response from our audience. She sings with a clear, pure sound that imparts a lovely ethereal tone to her music and her repertoire is studded with some of the most memorable tunes in the folk/rock genre. Whether singing lead vocals or luscious harmonies, Mara's voice draws the audience into an alternate realm." - Lori Falco, performer liaison -Folk Project (New Jersey) Read More...
Dr. Bob, GotFolk.com
"Instead of calling herself a singer, Mara likes to say she is a musical interpreter, and justly so. She readily admits she cannot play an instrument, but when you have as beautiful and resonant a voice as hers, why bother." - Dr. Bob, GotFolk.com Read More...