Torchy, funky songs, from lush to bare bones! Haunting melodies and rich harmonies with shades of jazz, classical, rock, pop, funk and rhythm-and-blues. Lyrics range from the state of the heart to the state of the world, with a sense of irony, poetry, spirituality and storytelling. Featuring singer Wendy Boulding, with intimate and stirring performances by various lead & backing singers backed by keyboards, saxophones, guitars, harmonica, bass & percussion.
"Truly enjoyable... serious musical talent... music has the same haunting intrigue [as] Todd Rundgren's..." - Alan Schlein, Journalist, Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine
"Wendy Boulding has a superb voice..." - Henry Roa, Producer, Who's in the Crib, MNN Television
"Phenomenal... amazing piano... the songs are killer... commercially strong as rock musical theatre... fabulous, connected singing, tight accompaniment and natural sound... I'm absolutely blown away." - Bob Cusack, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist
"...one of the best songwriters on the planet. One reason for that is his musical taste is impeccable, and it shows in his songs!" - Dennis Pettas, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist
"...a musical waiting to happen..." - Anne Ptasznik, Writer
"EMILY is a touchingly unsentimental historical romance and a sly tribute not only to Ms. Dickinson, but to all artists at odds with the aesthetic conventions of their time. I think there’s more good, real music in the intro than many composers produce in a lifetime. Not one to disappoint, Adam follows that up with a soaring, classic melody that takes the piece up to a whole new level, culminating with the evocative, pealing funeral bells in the finale."
- Peter Stoller, Producer/Singer/Songwriter
Performed and co-arranged by Mark Abrahams (lead vocal/guitar), Eva Atsalis (percussion), Wendy Boulding (lead & backing vocals), Valerie Gomes (vocals/percussion), Marc Landesberg (bass guitar), Adam Levin (lead & backing vocals/keyboards/percussion), Ellen Weiss (vocals/harmonica) and Steve Wirts (saxophone).
Songs written by Adam Levin, with collaborative material by Wendy Boulding, Elena Rye Pellicciaro, Anne Ptasznik and Peter Stoller.
Produced and arranged by Adam Levin, and engineered and mastered by Jay Mark.
"Inspired by my own experience near Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, I wrote KEEP WALKING for New York Artists Unite to Support World Trade Center Disaster Relief. It was performed there with Wendy Boulding the week of its completion, and later at Marianne Williamson's opening rally for the Department of Peace Campaign in New York City." - A.L.