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Reason For Rain

by Heather Lev

Keenly written songs of political protest, philosophy, and love... Folk, bluegrass, blues, a capella... hilariously funny and darkly serious songwriting and more.
Genre: Folk: Political
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Reason for Rain
3:36 $0.99
2. Harlan County
3:32 $0.99
3. Mary
3:23 $0.99
4. Critical Mass
3:21 $0.99
5. When I Was Just 14
2:34 $0.99
6. My Lorelei
3:40 $0.99
7. Oh Merry, Merry
1:45 $0.99
8. Never Stand Alone
3:03 $0.99
9. Earth Mama Blues
3:10 $0.99
10. Matthew Shepard
3:48 $0.99
11. If I Could
3:45 $0.99
12. Rules of the Game
2:17 $0.99
13. Autumn Breeze
2:06 $0.99
14. The Way That I Love You
2:40 $0.99
15. bonus
0:26 $0.99
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Album Notes
Award-winning singer/ songwriter/ guitarist/ multi-instrumentalist, Heather Lev has written over 370 whimsical, philosophical, inspiring, and political songs.

What have others said about Heather? "Beautiful voice, great performance." --Vance Gilbert; "Bravo!"--Odetta; "Lovely!"--Jean Ritchie; "That's a great song"--Fred Small. A CD Review in the May 2000 NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club Newsletter said, "This is an exceptional recording in the great folk tradition-it's really a keeper! These songs are very, very good and need to be heard in the world."

Heather's songs have been published and quoted in the New York Times, the Indian Point CD Sampler, Songs for Peace Magazine and Auto-Free Times Magazine, and she has performed on the same bill with Pete Seeger and Oscar Brand. In 1999 she received a competitive grant from the Puffin Foundation of New Jersey for songwriting. One of her songs, "Never Stand Alone," has been recorded by Disabled in Action Singers for an upcoming release; her song "Critical Mass" has been used as a soundtrack on a documentary film about the bicycle rally movement; and 3 of her songs ard in an upcoming CD called "Songs to Close Indian Point" (about a nuclear plant near NYC).

From Michigan, Heather Lev has lived in New York City for the last 8 years. She has been playing guitar since she was 17, and has been composing music since age 12. Heather plays guitar, flute, lap dulcimer, ukelin (a turn-of-the century bowed psaltry), several types of flutes from around the world, and she sings. Call 212-465-7415 for bookings.



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NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club Newsletter, May 2000

...an exceptional recording in the great folk tradition-it's really a keeper!
Reason for Rain is a wonderful recording filled with such comfortable original melodies. It reminds me of just how important and special those ringing, heartfelt and singable tunes can be in our lives. This is an exceptional recording in the great folk tradition-it's really a keeper! These songs are very, very good and need to be heard in the world. Heather sings her songs well and presents them with enchanting harmonies and skillful arrangements. Some tell compelling stories in the folk ballad tradition, some ponder poetically the big mysteries of life, other songs are a call to action. This is a big entertaining collection of fourteen songs that hold up with regular listening.