News Rock 18/09/2017

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Release Second Studio Album 'Contraband Love' Via Red House Records

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Release Second Studio Album 'Contraband Love' Via Red House Records

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams have released their second studio album, 'Contraband Love' on Red House Records. Produced by Campbell, the 11 track album has earned praise from Relix, who called the record "rife with joyousness," and American Songwriter, who hailed the couple's ability to "create a unique sound inspired by the past that is spirited, stirring and timeless." Larry and Teresa will celebrate the album's release with a special performance at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley tonight, as part of the annual AmericanaFest.

'Contraband Love' is the follow up to Larry and Teresa's 2015 self-titled debut, and represents a leap forward for the duo as they dive even more deeply into their shared pool of musical and life experience. 'Contraband' features adventurous songwriting, powerful new interpretations of their blues and gospel influences, sterling musicianship and some achingly vulnerable vocals by Teresa and Larry as they tackle emotionally stormy themes of love and betrayal.

Along with the eight tracks penned by Campbell, 'Contraband Love' also includes covers of the 1923 tune "My Sweetie Went Away," popularized by Bessie Smith and the Carl Perkins classic "Turn Around," featuring Levon Helm's drumming captured shortly before his passing. The duo worked closely with Helm for seven years - Campbell as bandleader and producer (for which he won three Grammys), and Williams as singer. Other special guests on the album include Little Feat's Bill Payne and another former member of Helm's band (current bassist for The Lumineers), Byron Isaacs.

Larry and Teresa will embark on a US fall tour with Shawn Colvin starting September 30 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA. Full itinerary below.

The Other Side Of Pain
Save Me From Myself
Hit & Run Driver
Contraband Love
Three Days in a Row
When I Stop Loving You
It Ain't Gonna Be a Good Night
My Sweetie Went Away
The Wishing Well
Slidin' Delta

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*
12/1 - Bay Shore, NY @ YMCA Boulton Center
12/2 - Woodstock, NY @ Colony
12/6 - Holyoke, MD @ Gateway City Arts Center
12/7 - Old Saybrook, CT @ The Kate
12/8 - Woodbridge, NY @ Woodbridge HS Theater
*w/ Shawn Colvin

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