Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams share Johnny & June-inspired love song

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Husband-wife duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams have unveiled a swaggering new tune “The Way You Make Me Feel” today from their forthcoming album All This Time (out April 5 via Royal Potato Family). A playful, twangy Johnny and June Cash-inspired ode to courtship, “The Way You Make Me Feel” looks back on their 40 year relationship. “The lyric was inspired by recalling when I first got together with Teresa,” says Campbell. “The inspiration for that guitar lick came from working on a Dixie Hummingbirds record in the early 2000s. The Hummingbirds’ guitar player, Lyndon Baines, was a great gospel quartet guitarist. I didn’t quite grab what he was doing, but after messing with it since, I was able to write the song.”

“I completely enjoy singing this, and have from the first time we did it,” says Williams. “The groove, the words, the lightheartedness. It’s funny and fun. ‘I got a brand new couch, and we can watch TV. Put an arm around you — we’ll see whatever you wanna see…’  Now that’s good flirting!”

Listen to “The Way You Make Me Feel” here:

Although they made their marks separately - Campbell as an indispensable multi-instrumentalist with Bob Dylan, kd lang, Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris and others, and Williams as a stage actor in productions like Keep On the Sunny Side where she portrayed Sara Carter and Always… Patsy Cline - their performing partnership was molded while recording and touring with Levon Helm, iconic drummer and voice of The Band. Since the pair’s 2015 debut, they’ve toured the world with the likes of Jackson Browne, Phil Lesh & Friends, John Prine and Little Feat. In 2020 Campbell and Williams were profiled in the ten-part documentary series titled It Was the Music on Amazon Prime which gave viewers an intimate view of the realities of pursuing careers - and a lasting marriage - as professional musicians.

“The Way You Make Me Feel” follows lead single “Desert Island Dreams,” a dazzling ode to escapism, which showcases Williams’ vocal power and Campbell’s Jeff Beck-flavored guitar riffs. Both singles are featured on the pair’s new album All This Time, which is produced by Campbell with contributions from Grammy-winner Justin Guip (Levon Helm, David Bromberg) who recorded and mixed the album and contributed percussion. Other musicians on the record include Little Feat legend Bill Payne on piano and organ, new band member Brandon Morrison on bass and vocals, and a special appearance by Levon Helm on drums, recorded shortly before his passing. The 10-song collection takes stock of Campbell and Williams’ journey through the years and turns it into a series of deep-rooted Americana songs that honor an enduring love meant to go the distance.

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Honor Their Enduring Love on New Original Song “The Way You Make Me Feel”

Throughout 2024, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will perform across North America, making stops in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and more. Please find all upcoming tour dates below and on their website here:

All This Time tracklist

1. Desert Island Dreams

2. All This Time

3. Ride With Me

4. The Way You Make Me Feel

5. I Think About You

6. That’s All It Took

7. A Little Better

8. I Love You

9. We Done Earned It

10. Pretty and The Fair

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams 2024 tour dates

3/17 - Northampton, MA - Academy of Music Theatre

4/11 - Marlboro, NY - The Falcon

4/16 - Boston, MA - City Winery

4/17 - Fairfield, CT - Stage One

4/18 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall

4/20 - Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java

4/21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Music Hall

4/23 - Columbus, OH - Natalie's

4/24 - Detroit, MI - Magic Bag

4/26 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music

4/27 - Minneapolis, MN - Parkway Theater

4/30 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads

5/1 - St Louis, MO - Off Broadway

5/3 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley

5/4 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie’s Attic

5/5 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie’s Attic

5/11 - Lexington, TN - Main & Monroe

6/7 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Caffe Lena

6/8 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Caffe Lena

6/11 - New York, NY - City Winery

6/13 - Red Bank, NJ - The Vogel

6/14 - Blairstown, NJ - Roy’s Hall

6/16 - Amagansett, NY - The Stephen Talkhouse