Ira Scott Levin
Ira is a lyricist and musician, mainly known as part of the award-winning
Harmony-Driven duo The Levins.
Contemporary folk duo The Levins offer harmony-driven acoustic music that is warm and uplifting without skating over the complexities of life. Guitar and piano, along with tightly blended unison vocals, reflect the couple’s own compatible musical and personal relationship which began with meeting at an open mike in Berkeley, CA. They are 2014 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, CT Folk Festival Songwriter winners, and South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter Finalists. Their My Friend Hafiz CD, was selected by John Platt, WFUV as a top 10 CD of 2013.
Their 2015 release, TRUST debuted in the Top 10 on Folk radio and top 20 Roots Chart. “I Am Here”, a song from the CD was an 2016 Empower Award winner at the 2016 Posi Music Festival and the CD was awarded the Indie Acoustic Project’s ‘Best CD of 2015’ in the Acoustic Ensemble category.
Their music continues to connect on a universal level with a lighthearted depth and a celebration of our common humanity.
“The Levins speak to our better selves with their crystalline harmonies and uplifting lyrics.” – John Platt, WFUV -
“The Levins are originals! Interlocking vocals – counter singing – these two sound like multiple vocals and I can think of no one who writes tunes in this fashion. It’s almost as if they have created a new “classical” music.” - John Apice, No Depression -