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Checks and Love Letters (2014)
The newest album release from Bernice Lewis, 8 years since her last release (She Undoes), produced in Nashville again by Mike T. Lewis of The Twangtown Paramours.  Featuring amazing performances by Harris Paseltiner of Darlingside, and Jimmy Van Cleve, and MaryBeth Zamer. Check out the co-write’s with Canada’s Suzie Vinnick and Abi Tapia.
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She Undoes (2006)
This album was recorded at OGM Studios in Nashville, produced by Grammy award winner Charlie Chadwick of the John Jorgensen Gypsy Jazz Quintet. Featuring twelve original songs, a duet with Cliff Eberhardt, as well as a unique bass and vocal arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You.”“Triumph! What a great CD. ‘Good Kind of Love’ is wonderful; spoke right to my heart! All the songs had relevance, all the way up to the great, jazzy cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You.’ Bernice has new wings with the genres she’s been exploring, musically and vocally.”
– Dar Williams
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Religion and Release (2000)
Featuring new classics like “Normal’s Just a Setting on the Washing Machine” and “When the Guru was Around”, this recent release is peppered with appearances by an all-star cast of national musicians, including Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, Jennifer Kimball, Brooks Williams, Mark Kelso and Alisa Fineman.“The clarity of the writing and the sophistication of the production make ‘Religion and Release’ Lewis’s best album to date. There’s not a bad note on it, nor any song that won’t hold up to repeated listening.”
– Seth Rogovoy, Berkshire Living Magazine
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Isle of Spirit (1996)
Produced by Adam Rothberg, (Dar Williams), this recording was hailed by the Berkshire Eagle as Bernice’s “most mature, successful recorded effort to date.” Featuring such radio-ready material as “As Soon As It Stops Raining” and “Moses and Me”, the diverse collection of songs, which garnered a three-star review by Seth Rogovoy in the Boston Phoenix, also features the western-swing novelty, “Red Cowboy Boots”, the hauntingly heartbreaking Holocaust song, “Ways To Survive” and “Bridges That Hold”, an instant classic that was featured in Peter, Paul and Mary’s “Lifelines” video (PBS).
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Open Lines and Signals (1991)
David Johnson of New England Folk Almanac calls this recording “a small masterpiece.” Produced by Peter Gallway (Cliff Eberhard, Aztec Two Step, Laura Nyro), it features Bernice’s cover of Michael Smith’s “Dead Egyptian Blues,” complete with horns and Andrews Sisters-like harmonies. This album also includes “I Need A Wife Too, and “My Life,” a co-write with David Wilcox. Back-up musicians are Cosy Sheridan, Cormac McCarthy, Ed Gerhard, Susie Burke and David Surette.These recordings can be ordered from CD Baby or at 1-800-BUY-MY-CD.
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Poetry

Bernice’s long awaited book, Dreaming on Location is available through web and mail order in Fall of 2009.  Bernice is available for poetry readings and workshops. Her writings have been published in Appalachian Trailway News, American Zionist Movement Songbook, Open Ear Journal (WA), Shots (TX), Dermanities, The Resource Exchange Quarterly (Colorado Springs, CO), Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA), Raven Review (Phantom Ranch, AZ), North Adams Transcript (North Adams, MA), Bone & Flesh (NH), and Coos County Democrat (NH)

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