Check out the 1st episode of Songs in the Key of Los Angeles: The Bedrock Sessions featuring I See Hawks in L.A. performing “In the Valley of the San Joaquin” originally written in 1904.

KCET’s art and culture transmedia series Artbound presents a project of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Songs in the Key of Los Angeles: The Bedrock Sessions.

There are over 100,000 song sheets and song books in the Los Angeles Public Library.  Buried within is a lost archive of songs about Los Angeles and Southern California. 

See what happens when L.A. musicians check these songs out from the library and bring them to life.  

Upcoming musicians will feature Aloe Blacc, Julia Holter, La Santa Cecilia, and The Petrojvic Blasting Company.

All songs are available for free download.

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