City Songs and the Great American Songbook

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Greece Public Library
Welsh Room

Event Details

New York City is one of the great subjects of American popular music. Even when a song never mentions New York, it’s still a city song in its outlook, point of view, and sensibility. Much of it comes from a combination of African-American syncopation and conversational lyrics first used by Irish and Jewish songwriters in Tin Pan Alley. You might even say that without the children of slaves and cast-offs, there would be no such thing as an American sound.

Presented by Michael Lasser in cooperation with the Greece Historical Society. 

Event Type(s): Adult Program
Presenter: Greece Historical Society