Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (Photo by Ruben Garcia Carballo)
Shawn Mullins is coming to perform at The Miracle Theatre in DC on Friday, March 31, and he’s bringing along with him Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams!
You may well know Shawn from his signature ’90s hit “Lullaby” and he’s sure to be great with folk rockers Larry and Teresa.
Multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams’ acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band, brought to the stage the crackling creative energy of a decades-long offstage union. A whirlwind of touring and promo followed, and when the dust cleared, the duo was ready to do it all again with Contraband Love, a riskier slice of Americana.
Larry and Teresa began 2023 with a new live album — Live at Levon’s!
Stream “Angel of Darkness” by Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams on YouTube:
Live at Levon’s, recorded at Levon Helm Studios and released via Royal Potato Family, is a souvenir for fans of the duo’s powerful live shows, featuring unreleased new songs, old favorites that allow the band to stretch out, plus some unexpected cover tunes.
As accomplished as they are in the studio, onstage is where it all comes together for Larry & Teresa. “I’ll never forget the first time I experienced this as a child and knew my lot in life was set,” said Teresa. “The only reason I am a singer is because of the indefinable spark that happens with the giving and receiving of your most intimate selves, back and forth, between the artist on stage and the audience there in the room. The only reason. If I can’t see the audience because of lighting, it almost becomes even more spiritual, because it’s all just feeling them — us together in the moment. And each performance/audience has its own personality. If you can drop the thinking and just ‘be’ with them and this sharing of your most intimate selves, there’s no describing the transcendence. Recording is only an excuse to get to bring the material to a live audience.”
Larry added, “This thing that Teresa and I do, though born on the back porch in Tennessee, was honed for public consumption during the wonderful years we spent making music in Levon’s barn. There’s magic between those wooden walls, a comfortable environment where there’s no distance between performer and audience. Any event in there is a complete communal experience where there’s no hierarchy, no pressure or attempt at inhibition, just a great place to enjoy all the benefits of music making. When the idea came up for us to do a live record there was no question as to what the venue should be.”
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
The Miracle Theatre
Friday, March 31
Doors @ 7pm