Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams perform on Aug. 1, 2017. (Photo by Jim Kerr)
Americana/roots music duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams have impressive resumes. For eight years, Larry, a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, played guitar in Bob Dylan’s band. After working with Dylan, Larry became the bandleader for Levon Helm, formerly of The Band, and Teresa, a singer-guitarist, joined him. They’ve worked with any number of prominent artists: Jorma Kaukonen, Little Feat, and Phil Lesh.
Larry and Teresa showcased the skills that won them those collaborations to Gypsy Sally’s recently.
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (right side) and their band (Photo by Ahron R. Foster)
Singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams performed together in Levon Helm’s band. The duo teamed up for an eponymous album in 2015, and they did it again with a new record, Contraband Love, released last year via Red House Records. Larry and Teresa will play at Gypsy Sally’s on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Lance Koehler drums in NO BS! Brass Band at Gypsy Sally’s on April 27, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Imagine legendary drummer and band leader Buddy Rich magically had a love child with funk icon George Clinton. The product would be NO BS! Brass Band of Richmond, VA. The East Coast modern funk band gave a heart-pounding energetic performance at Gypsy Sally’s on April 27, 2018 that was so hot, the fire alarm went off… twice!
No BS Brass Band (Photo courtesy Paradigm Agency)
Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler founded the NO BS! Brass Band in 2006 in Richmond, Virginia. The 11-piece band have since released six albums of New Orleans-inspired music, most recently Brass Knuckles in 2015, and the band continues to tour and perform with a show tonight, April 27, at Gypsy Sally’s.
I can safely say that all the concerts I attended in 2017 exceeded my expectations, but of course I say that about all live music. I was fortunate to photograph over 80 shows in 2017, from artists both well known to those just starting out. I’m truly inspired watching these talented musicians and their courage in getting up on a stage to lay their souls bare. Or as the L.A. Times’ David Ackert so eloquently put it, “…musicians and singers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment — to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul.” Continue Reading
The Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
Red Wing Roots Festival, a family-friendly celebration of music, features kids events and activities and bike rides in the park. Red Wings V was held in Natural Chimneys Park on July 14-16.
Life on Mars, a David Bowie Tribute Band, perform at Gypsy Sally’s on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
Halloween Jack may have been a real cool cat, but so are the six gents who performed at Gypsy Sally’s Friday in a David Bowie tribute band called Life on Mars.