Finally, Campbell, Williams make debut
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
– Ace guitarist Larry Campbell and singer Teresa Williams, who both were part of Levon Helm's band, will take center stage with their self-titled debut album on Red House Records on June 23 with a self-titled disc.
After decades of marriage and seven years working closely with Helm - Campbell as bandleader and producer (winning three Grammys for his work) and wife Williams as singer - their first album together features eight originals and three covers honed at Helm's legendary Midnight Rambles.
"It was the most pure musical experience I've ever had," Campbell said of their time with Helm. "It gave me the template for how to make music for the rest of my life: no egos, no agenda, no petty stuff. I got inspired to write more songs for Teresa and me to sing."
Campbell and Williams have played with Dylan, Paul Simon, Phil Lesh, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, Hot Tuna and Mavis Staples. Campbell has won the Lifetime Achievement Award (2008) and Instrumentalist of the Year Award (2013) from the Americana Music Association.
Campbell and Williams will tour this spring and summer.
Songs on the CD are:
1. Surrender to Love
2. Bad Luck Charm
3. Another One More Time
4. Down on My Knees
5. You're Running Wild
6. Everybody Loves You
7. Did You Love Me At All
8. Ain't Nobody For Me
9. Midnight Highway
10. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
11. Attics of My Life
Tour dates are:
May 9 - Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios (Midnight Ramble)
May 18 - New York, NY @ City Winery
June 6-7 - Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Fest
June 12 - Marlboro, NY @ Falcon
June 13 - Amagansett, NY @ Stephen Talkhouse
June 18 - San Rafael, CA @ Terrapin Crossroads *
June 19 - San Rafael, CA @ Terrapin Crossroads
June 26 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Caffe Lena
June 27 - Katonah, NY @ Caramoor Roots Fest
July 10 - Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey !
July 11 - Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theater !
July 12 - Truro, MA @ Payomet PAC !
* w/ Phil Lesh
! w/ Hot Tuna
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