Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Quartet
Featuring Byron Isaacs & Justin Guip
Larry Campbell, 3 time Grammy winning producer, winner of the Americana Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Multi-Instrumentalist and native of Manhattan, spent many years as an A team studio musician in New York’s roots, rock and country scene, recording and touring with the seminal names of Americana music.
Teresa Williams grew up living the story of Americana music, picking and hoeing cotton on her family’s 7th generation West Tennessee farm surrounded by the music of the Delta, Muscle Shoals, Nashville and Kentucky, singing at church, Revivals, and “Singings with dinner on the ground.”
When Teresa crossed the Mason Dixon to NYC, she inevitably intersected musically with Campbell. They spent years working/travelling apart, notably with Teresa’s theatre habit that included the creation of the role of Sara Carter, lead singer of The Original Carter Family, for Keep on the Sunny Side, and with Larry’s eight year stint in Bob Dylan’s band.
Recent years have put the two together again touring with the Levon Helm Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, Hot Tuna, and joining Little Feat at their Feat Fan Excursions. Among many recordings, they appear on Hot Tuna’s Steady as She Goes, Jorma Kaukonen’s, River of Time, and Helm’s MerleFest Ramble, and the Grammy Award winning Dirt Farmer, Electric Dirt and Ramble at The Ryman, and in the concert film, Love for Levon and the documentary, Ain’t In It For My Health. The duo spent the better part of the last decade helping shape the legendary Midnight Rambles at Levon’s Barn in Woodstock, with Campbell’s role as band leader and producer, and Williams’ role as a featured band member. After suffering the death of their friend, and in the spirit of Levon’s dictate to “Keep It Goin,” they can still be seen there with the newly named Midnight Ramble Band, and the acoustic Dirt Farmer Band.