Old Time Harmony Singing at The Parlor Room

  • June 19, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • The Parlor Room

    32 Masonic Street
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
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The Parlor Room School of Music Presents
Old Time Harmony Singing Workshop
at The Parlor Room
Monday, June 19th
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Tickets: $30 GA/ $20 MEMBERS

Using the Carter Family as a jumping off place, we will work with accessible three part harmony in this beautiful style. Finding harmony lines that sometimes weave around the melody, sometimes cross or create unisons, students will develop a better ability to hear and find parts, as well as learn what gives these harmonies their particular old-time country sound, and power. Most of all, we’ll sing sing sing!

Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive-dancer, choreographer and square-dance caller, Evie Ladin grew up steeped in traditional folk music/dance on the East Coast, and brings a contemporary vision to her compositions and choreography.  Evie’s performances, recordings and teaching reconnect Appalachian music/dance with other African-Diaspora traditions, and have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Lincoln Center, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Celtic Connections, Brazil to Bali. Based in Oakland, CA, Evie tours with Keith Terry and her Evie Ladin Band, releasing many acclaimed albums and  instructional videos. In the trad world, Evie teaches clawhammer banjo and harmony singing at the infamous Freight & Salvage, online at Peghead Nation and numerous camps and events. In the percussive dance world, she is Executive Director of the International Body Music Festival, directs the moving choir MoToR/dance, does educational outreach with Crosspulse, and is an ace freestyle flatfooter. She leads rowdy square dance parties, getting every body easily dancing. In the songwriter world, she writes clever, often funny songs, subtitling her own band “neo-trad kinetic folk." A highly entertaining performer, Evie enjoys facilitating arts learning in diverse communities. “The best example I have seen of a Neo-Trad band's sound being authentically anchored in old time music but extending it into new and entertaining directions.”  —Founder, Clifftop Appalachian Stringband Festival


The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at parlorroom.org.

The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue.  Tickets are non-refundable. 

The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060

Date & Time

Mon, Jun 19, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Venue Details

The Parlor Room

32 Masonic Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060 The Parlor Room
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