Due to skyrocketing rents on the Lower East Side The Living Room will be moving. As a way of saying thank you for all their support over the years help The Living Room build out the new space with your pledge no matter how small.
THE LOWER EAST SIDE SHAPE NOTE SING now technically in the East Village
The Sacred Harp
Jimmy's No. 43 43 East 7th St. btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave. from 2:00 to 5:00
A Legendary Beer Selection meets a Legendeary Song Selection
AT THE REQUEST OF THE BARTENDERS THIS SING WILL MOVE TO FIRST SUNDAYS STARTING IN JUNE. LIKE THE LIVING ROOM, BRING YOUR 0WN BOOK LIGHT FOR THIS VENUE.
Subway: Take the 6 to Astor Place or R/W to 8th St. or F to 2nd Ave. Contact: Email reminder list or call 718 963-1821
Photo of the Lower East Side Sing in Googie's Lounge,above the Living Room from the > Time Magazine article & podcast by David Von Biema. January 28, 2010, page 106.
Sacred Harp or Shape Note Singing is a four part harmony, a capella
folk music that has been sung continuously since Colonial times. It is the
precursor for both White and Black Gospel and for some of the harmonies
heard in bluegrass and country.
The music is fun to sing, loud, full of open harmonies also known as
power chords, and completly addictive.