Ira Scott Levin
Whether Ira is in concert, leading a congregation, or making children laugh, he is dedicated to making the world a happier place. A Theater major from FSU, Ira has appeared on PBS Kids as his alter-persona, Uncle Eye. He was the featured singing storyteller on the nationally syndicated PBS children’s show “Jaker’s! Piggley’s Storyteller’s Playhouse”, singing “Ruby the Rescue Cow”, from his acclaimed CD, Hyperactive Talking Cows. He has performed on both sides of the Atlantic including the Fringe Festival in Scotland, The International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, The Great American Music Hall in SF, Paramount Movie Studios in LA, and as a featured performer for the United Way.
He is currently getting established in the Hudson Valley with his wife Julia Bordenaro Levin (a member of Vocolot) as The Levins, folkpop duo and World Folk Ensemble. All recordings can be found at www.thelevinsmusic.com and www.uncleeye.com.
Uncle Eye, the singing storyteller! Music for the whole family that will cheer you up and cheer you on! Expect the unusual from this living cartoon of man often seen with Wilbur, the Rubber Chicken of Freedom! Uncle Eye ( aka Ira Scott Levin ) is known as the Willy Wonka of children’s music inciting riots of elation from California to Scotland. He was the featured singing storyteller on the nationally syndicated PBS children’s show “Jaker’s! Piggley’s Storyteller’s Playhouse”, singing “Ruby the Rescue Cow”, from his acclaimed CD, Hyperactive Talking Cows.
Deciding to join forces for the upliftment of the human spirit and to bring some dignity to our collective experience, The Levins began recording their first CD: 36 (based on the legend of the thirty-six Lamed Vavniks: the silent saints who keep the world in balance with their selfless benevolence). Their second release My Friend Hafiz is inspired the words of the 14th century Sufi Master as translated by Daniel Ladinsky brings a message of universal love and divine compassion to the listener. The alchemy of these musicians has created a unique form of music somewhere between "World Folk and Harmonious Folk Pop". The Levins are have released a new EP called Barely Contained- with six original songs that will pick you up like a refreshing cup of coffee.