Larry Campbell Proves Worthy of the Spotlight at Mountain Jam
For decades, Larry Campbell has helped some of rock's biggest stars – including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Levon Helm – make great music. Sunday afternoon at Mountain Jam alongside his wife and bandmate Teresa Williams he proved he can do pretty darn well leading his own group, too.
The duo led their tight-as-heck band through a tasteful blend of rock, roots and Americana songs primarily drawn from their upcoming album Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, including a heart-wrenching "Did You Love Me at All." They also did an excellent job with several well-chosen covers, including Johnny Cash's "Big River."
Of course it didn't hurt that Campbell and Williams had their own secret weapon in the form of legendary Little Feat pianist Bill Payne, who sat in for the entire show and took lead vocals on rousing renditions of Feat favorites "Oh Atlanta" and "Dixie Chicken." In short, this was a highly enjoyable show and if Campbell & Williams come to your town you should be all means make plans to be there.
This concert wrapped up the classic rock portion of a very eventful weekend at Mountain Jam, which also saw two different sets by Gov't Mule and a command performance by Robert Plant. We're already looking forward to next year's festival – and as soon as we have any word on the 2016 dates and lineup we'll be sure to let you know all about it.
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