This self-titled gem of a country album is the first release by Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, but their connection — both personally and professionally — goes back a long, long way. After decades of marriage and seven years working with the late, great Levon Helm — Campbell as a bandleader and Grammy-winning producer and Williams as singer — they’ve finally recorded an album as a duo.
“It was the most pure musical experience I’ve ever had, “ Campbell said of working with Helm, who passed in 2012 at the age of 71. “It gave me the template for how to make music for the rest of my life — no egos, no agenda, no petty stuff. I got inspired to write more songs for Teresa and me to sing.”
The 11-track, 44-minute release even features Helm playing drums on personal favorite “You’re Running Wild,” one of the last tracks he recorded before passing. Additional keepers include “Bad Luck Charm,” “Another One More Time,” “Did You Love Me At All,” “Keep Your Lam Trimmed and Burning” and set closer “Attics of My Life.” Enjoy, y’all. (Jeffrey Sisk)