About Mack Bailey and
Mack performs with
his wife, Rachel Levy, and the duo have been likened to a “similar pairing
40 years ago of Gram Parsons and a very young Emmylou Harris”. “Lucky Man”,
written by Mack and Rachel, was chosen as a finalist in the 2006 mid-Atlantic
song contest in the country/bluegrass category and was also selected to be
profiled in sing out! Magazine. In addition, in 2008, “Lucky Man” was
a feature song on NASCAR Angels. Mack and Rachel also co-penned “It’s Time”,
which has received critical acclaim from former Vice-President Al Gore, as
promoting environmental awareness.
Mack was awarded for his excellence with
a WAMMIE for Best Traditional Folk Performer, and his song “High Gear” has
been featured on NPR’s popular Car Talk.
Mack and Rachel currently reside in Denver, Colorado.
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Mack Bailey and Rachel Levy combine folk,
country, and bluegrass for a sound all their own. Their passionate songs
and melodic sound create an intimate atmosphere and make for a special
evening of music!
receive glowing reviews:
About the song "It's
Time"(written by Mack with Rachel Levy):
"I think it is great that you both are promoting
environmental awareness in your new song "It's Time"."
~ Al Gore (former
program! Perfect song choices! Thank you for sharing your talent with our
community. Your music is upbeat, you blend nicely together, and your
commentary adds so much. You were universally enjoyed!"
~ Sally Ehrle,
Heritage Harbour Concert Coordinator
"Backed only by his
own guitar and Rachel's harmonies, Bailey's tenor voice was clear and
seemingly effortless - music writers have used words like 'soaring' and 'wonderous'
to describe it, and that works for me."
~ Chuck Agonito,
Finger Lakes Times
and Levy play what’s best described as “Americana”
music, infused with elements of folk, country, bluegrass and more.
Lyrically, there’s an emphasis on the positive, the impetus to seize the
day and move ahead on what’s right — for oneself, one’s loved ones,
one’s planet. As on “It’s Time,” a featured track on the couple’s
MySpace and other Web presences, a song encouraging listeners to a
greater environmental consciousness."
David Wheeler, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
" . . . Bailey also
has a solo album, "Choose Your Attitude." I particularly like the
title song as well as "Lucky Man" and Bailey's solo
version of "Rock Me
Grandpa." Another highpoint of the album is a duet with backup
vocalist Rachel Levy called "Where Do I End and You Begin," which reminds
me of a similar pairing 40 years ago of Gram Parsons and a very young
Emmylou Harris with "Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels."
It's a sweet song to be sure. . . . Give these a listen and I think you'll
like them very much - - as I did."
~ Tim West, reviewer
for Rediscover Music