Here’s a quick little video preview of In the Service of the Song. This hand bound zine was completed on the occasion of Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair in the last weekend of January. It’s a rumination of a decade long love affair with old time music. It’s got original writing, graphics, a centerfold poster and a card you can cut out with a chart of keys for when you capo that you can toss in your guitar case. The typeset graphics are banjo tunings, named after the tunes I play in those keys.
I produced 25 copies of this first round for Llano Del Rio Collective’s table. Get ’em while they’re hot! I’ve only got a few left.
The banjo tune in the video is an excerpt of a tune I wrote for Chicken Liquor and the time we hiked with my mom and pops at the bottom Chugach Mountains. It’s called North Fork of Campbell Creek.