May 11, 2016
Authentic Americana from Country’s First-Family Duo
They met almost 30 years ago, when Williams hired Campbell to back her at a gig. “I thanked him for lugging his pedal steel down for a short rehearsal,” she says. “I could see who he was from the first time we met. His honesty and sincerity, I could see his soul in that moment. I could see he was it for me. He was with somebody else, but I had him in mind that whole year.”
Adds Campbell, “As soon as I met Teresa, I thought: I gotta get me some of that.”
They laugh about that remark; they laugh about everything. They might be fun to tour with in that car, if you could find a seat among the guitars and suitcases. Creative people often end up together, but sometimes working in the same discipline — movie-star marriages attract lawyers like a feeder does birds — can be problematic.
“It’s a real bind, if you think about it,” Campbell says. “It’s a potential recipe for disaster. In its own way, it’s incestuous.
“But Teresa and I are so much on the same wavelength, we can actually have a relationship and put that aside and have a musical relationship.” Click here to read the full interview
May 06, 2016
Rubin Museum of Art Performance
As part of the Naked Soul Series, Larry & Teresa will be doing an intimate ‘acoustic only’ show at NYC’s Rubin Museum of Art on August 26th at 7pm; tickets are very limited so act now! Visit our tour page for more info
April 12, 2016
Preview: Larry and Teresa at City Winery
Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer Larry Campbell, whose childhood playground came with a view of the 59th Street bridge in the Big Apple; actress and musician Teresa Williams grew up in the midst of a West Tennessee cotton patch.
“We met when she hired me to play pedal steel in a band for a gig in New York City,” says Campbell. “I was totally smitten, and soon after that, we got married.”
Two decades later, the pair, a match made in Americana music heaven, released their self-titled debut as a duo last June; the album, the musical equivalent to curling up with a handmade quilt that’s become a much-loved family heirloom, is phenomenal. “We’ve always had a strong musical rapport, but for the first five years of our marriage, we were playing different projects,” explains Campbell. “I went out on the road with Cyndi Lauper and then Bob Dylan, and Teresa was doing theater and other work.”
“Teresa and I have sung and played together all along, for the joy of it,” Campbell says.