Contraband Love, filled with blue yodels, wrist-slashers, raw-house rockers and gorgeous harmonies about addiction and survival. Campbell and Williams embody America and American music — ya wanna stand up and salute ’em when you’re not busy shakin’ your ass.
She’s a Tennessee farm girl who by nature and nurture conjures a blue sob and sacred shout. He’s a master multi-stringuist who can play the hundreds of instruments hanging on McCabe’s walls. While he toured and recorded with Bob Dylan for eight years, she played Sara Carter in a musical about The Carter Family. Later they teamed up with Levon Helm: he as Levon’s musical director, she as lead and harmony singer. Both have been members of Phil Lesh & Friends and Hot Tuna, and they now gig as a couple with two killer albums to their credit, most recently