Great Storytellers! Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Opening for Shawn Mullins at Old Town School of Folk Music (March 18, 2023)

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams are a married couple playing as a duo tonight. They met in 1986 when Campbell was asked to play a concert in New York featuring Williams. Two years later they were married. In 1997, Campbell joined Bob Dylan’s backing band and played with them for eight years. Afterwards, they both joined Levon Helm’s band. In 2015, they made their official debut and released their first album. In 2017, they released their second album and now they are touring in support of their third album, Live at Levon’s!

Their sound is a mix of folk, americana, and rock. In addition to being great guitar players, they are also great storytellers. Throughout the night they spin tales that lead right into the songs. Campbell is also excellent on the fiddle.

Towards the end of Shawn Mullins set, he invites Larry and Teresa to join him on stage. They first play “Beautiful Wreck” “I’ve lost count of the times I’ve given up on you” he sings. The audience is fully engaged watching this master of songwriting and singing perform this beautiful song with Campbell on mandolin and Williams providing backup vocals.

At last they launch into Mullin’s 1998 hit, “Lullaby”, which has over 42 millions streams on Spotify. It’s a great song about LA. “It’s kinda like Nashville, with a tan.” “Everything’s going to be alright, Rockaby, rockabye, rockabye”. It’s a perfect end to a fantastic set of music.

Cost of a ticket: $43

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It +

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Quinn Delaney


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