Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams Share Contraband Love

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The great Americana couple Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams have announced the release of their new album Contraband Love on September 15 (on Red House Records).

Produced by Campbell, the album is the follow up to their critically lauded 2015 self-titled debut.

To accompany the announcement, the duo has released the lead single, the original Campbell-penned track “Hit And Run Driver”.

Campbell and Williams have embarked on their own recording and touring journey after decades of marriage and seven years working closely with Levon Helm – Campbell as bandleader and producer (for which he won three Grammys) and Williams as singer.  Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams have long provided musical firepower for fellow artists including Helm, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Little Feat, Phil Lesh and Friends and Rosanne Cash.  Contraband Love features Helm playing drums on the Carl Perkins classic ‘Turn Around’ in what would be one of his last recording sessions.  Other special guests on the album include Little Feat’s Bill Payne, plus another veteran of Levon Helm’s band and (member of The Lumineers) Byron Isaacs.

According to Red House Records:

On Contraband Love, Campbell’s songwriting takes a darker turn, with three of the eight new tunes exploring themes surrounding addiction. The track “Three Days in A Row” soundtracks the critical 72-hour period directly following an addict going cold turkey.  “I was thinking about the things I’ve quit in my life,” Campbell recalls. “The last time was cigarettes. I remembered the dreams I had in withdrawal.”  Title track “Contraband Love,” a waltzing vocal showcase for Teresa, takes on the other side of the story, when a loved one realizes their only recourse for dealing with an addict is to stand “with arms wide open.”

The duo will preview songs from Contraband Love with a handful of shows, including two nights at Joe’s Pub in NYC, July 12 and 13.  They embark on a lengthy nationwide tour with Shawn Colvin on September 30.


1. The Other Side Of Pain
2. Save Me From Myself
3. Hit & Run Driver
4. Contraband Love
5. Three Days in a Row
6. Turnaround
7. When I Stop Loving You
8. It Ain’t Gonna Be a Good Night
9. My Sweetie Went Away
10.The Wishing Well
11. Slidin’ Delta



LISTEN TO NEW SONG “HIT & RUN DRIVER” HERE http://bit.ly/2szI5pt




6/24 – Amagansett, LI @ Stephen Talkhouse
7/12 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub
7/13 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub
7/14 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
7/15 – Greenfield, MA @ Green River Festival
7/18 – Toronto, CA @ Horseshoe Tavern
7/19 – Rochester, NY @ Penthouse At 1 East
7/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
9/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Northrup Auditorium
9/30 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre*
10/01 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall*
10/03 – Bend, OR @ Tower Theater*
10/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall*
10/06 – Saratoga, CA @ Montalvo Center*
10/07 – Napa, CA @ Uptown Theater*
10/08 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Lobero Theatre*
10/10 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up*
10/12 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour*
10/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ MIM Music Theater*
10/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ MIM Music Theater*
10/16 – Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tucson*
10/17 – Albuquerque, NM @ KiMo Theatre*
10/18 – Palmer Lake, CO @ Tri-Lakes Center*
10/20 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater*
10/22 – Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre*
10/24 – Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre*
10/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom*
10/26 – St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater*
10/28 – Chicago, IL @ Park West*
10/30 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere*
10/31 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere*
11/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live*
11/03 – Boston, MA @ City Winery*
11/04 – Boston, MA @ City Winery*
11/05 – New York, NY @ City Winery*
11/06 – New York, NY @ City Winery*
11/08 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center*
11/10 – Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre The Egg*
11/11 – Lebanon, NH @ Opera House*
11/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Fletcher Opera*
11/14 – Asheville, NC @ Diana Wortham Theatre*
11/15 – Atlanta, GA @ City Winery*
11/16 – Atlanta, GA @ City Winery*
11/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Lyric Theatre*
11/19 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery*

*w/ Shawn Colvin



Read about the new release from Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

Read about the new release from Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

Read about the new release from Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams




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