(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Husband-and-wife duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will bring their award-winning Americana music and roots-rocking outfit featuring bassist Byron Isaacs and drummer Justin Guip to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, October 17, at 9pm.
The Woodstock, N.Y.-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Campbell is a Grammy Award-winning producer and an Americana icon whose career has been inextricably intertwined with the likes of Judy Collins, Lucy Kaplansky, Linda Thompson, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, B. B. King, Willie Nelson, Eric Andersen, Buddy and Julie Miller, Kinky Friedman, Little Feat, Hot Tuna, Cyndi Lauper, k.d. lang, Rosanne Cash, most notably, Levon Helm – for whom he served as musical director of the Midnight Rambles – and Bob Dylan, with whom he toured and recorded for eight years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as part of what is generally agreed to have been the strongest lineup of Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour” band.
The Americana Music Association presented Campbell with its Lifetime Achievement – Instrumentalist award. In addition to guitar, Campbell plays mandolin, violin, Irish bouzouki, banjo, pedal steel guitar, and bass.
Teresa Williams has Americana flowing through her blood, having grown up picking and hoeing cotton on her family’s seventh-generation West Tennessee farm. Williams left the farm to make her mark as a singer in New York, gaining a job as a member of Southern Comfort, opening act and backup for Eddy Arnold, the Tennessee Plowboy. She went on to perform with favorite singers Bonnie Bramlett, Emmylou Harris, Mavis Staples and Buddy Miller, among others.
Williams created and toured the role of Sara Carter, who was lead singer of the Original Carter Family, in the story of the Carters, “Keep on the Sunny Side,” and appears as Sara in the BBC documentary “Lost Highway,” and in the PBS documentary, “The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”
Campbell and Williams still perform side by side on Saturday nights at the late Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock, N.Y., with the Midnight Ramble Band and with the acoustic Dirt Farmer Band.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.