Today, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams share "Darling Be Home Soon," the second song to be released from their forthcoming album, Live At Levon's!, due February 3, 2023 on Royal Potato Family. This latest single coincides with the announcement of a 13-date co-bill tour with singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins that makes stops in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast, including Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL on March 18, Stoughton Opera House in Madison, WI on March 21 and The Miracle Theatre in Washington, DC on March 31. Tickets are on-sale today at 10am local.
"Darling Be Home Soon" was written by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Sebastian and recorded by his band the Lovin' Spoonful for the soundtrack of the 1966 Francis Ford Coppola film, You're a Big Boy Now. It reached no. 15 on the US pop charts. Sebastian performed the song at the historic Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969.
"When I was a kid one of the bands that made a big impact on me was the Lovin' Spoonful. I was enamored by the material. The songwriting was a bridge between jug band, folk, pop and rock and roll," explains Larry Campbell. "I soon found out that John Sebastian was the heart and soul of that band. Years later when I started coming up to Woodstock, NY where John lives, I got to know him and he wound up becoming a great friend. He was a hero when I was kid and I came to find out he was everything I had wanted him to be as a person. His song 'Darling Be Home Soon' always particularly fascinated me. Teresa and I started playing it when we were asked to perform at a commemoration of the Woodstock '69 music festival. We loved doing it so much that it became a permanent part of our repertoire. It's an honor to have the opportunity to pay tribute to an artist who I consider to be one of our great American songwriters."
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams' Live At Levon's! is a jubilant 12-track collection recorded at Levon Helm Studios, located in the husband and wife duo's adopted hometown Woodstock, NY, on September 20 and 21, 2019 in front of an adoring crowd. It features a selection of previously unreleased new songs, old favorites that allow Larry, Teresa and the band to stretch out, including the album's first single "Angel Of Darkness" co-written with Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen, plus a handful of unexpected covers. Pre-order for Live At Levon's! on 180-gram double-vinyl, CD and digital formats is available here.
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
2/2 - Easton, MD - Avalon Theatre - Stoltz Listening Room
2/3 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Music Hall
2/4 - Johnson City, TN - Down Home
2/5 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic
2/7 - Jacksonville Beach, FL - Blue Jay Listening Room
2/8 - Tampa, FL - The Attic
2/10-17 - Miami, FL - Cayamo Cruise on Norwegian "Pearl"
3/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Café *
3/16 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark *
3/18 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School Of Folk Music *
3/19 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall *
3/21 - Madison, WI - Stoughton Opera House *
3/22 - Minneapolis, MN - The Parkway *
3/24 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads *
3/25 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway *
3/26 - Nashville, TN - City Winery *
3/28 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle *
3/29 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle *
3/31 - Washington, DC - Miracle Theatre *
4/1 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall *
4/22 - Woodstock, NY - Levon Helm Studios
* w/ Shawn Mullins