(Pen & ink; click to embiggen).
Fantastic show with the Memphis legend JACK OBLIVIAN this Friday at MorningBell. Only a few weeks old & this great store is already doing amazing things.
2012, cut paper + ink, with great respect to Arnold Skolnick
For a few weeks now I’ve been working with Anna Kline and the Grits & Soul Band on a design for their forthcoming record. Anna and the guys play what I call old timey country music—mandolin, hand clapping, real macaroni & cheese porch music. I sat around on the porch at Sneaky Beans recently and listened to them roll away and you just sit there and smile and sweat. It just feels real.
Anna really likes the intricate hand-lettering and feel of early 20th century sheet music and hymnals, so I tried to capture that feel for a design for the “Flood Waters” single. We sat around her house the other day and this is what we came up with.
This is just a sneak peek from the forthcoming record—Anna + the band will reveal it when it’s final. You can like the Grits & Soul Band on Facebook, or check out their Reverb Nation profile. Anna also tweets at @gritsandsoul.