Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams share ode to unwavering love on "Ride With Me"

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Monday, March 18, 2024

The “First Couple of Americana,” (Mojo), Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, have shared “Ride with Me” the final advance track from their forthcoming album All This Time, out April 5 via Royal Potato Family. The breezy, romantic tune is a metaphoric portrayal of a budding relationship grounded by Williams’ velvet-toned vocal. “Can’t tell you where we’re gonna go / We don’t need to know right now,” the female half of this duo sings.

“‘Ride With Me’ is about wanting to connect, wanting to share experiences with someone with whom you share an initial attraction, without a goal or obligation, just to follow the journey wherever it may lead,” says Campbell.

“This was my favorite song to sing on this record,” Williams attests. “It’s a different vocal quality than I usually get to do. The song put itself in a specific place/feel in my voice and I gave in to that; I floated on that, as if I were lying in a hammock with lots of gauzy white sheers floating in the breeze around me.”

Listen to “Ride With Me” here:

“Ride With Me” follows singles, “The Way You Make Me Feel,” a playful, twangy Johnny and June Cash-inspired celebration of courtship, and “Desert Island Dreams,” a dazzling ode to escapism, which showcases Williams’ vocal power and Campbell’s Jeff Beck-flavored guitar riffs. All three 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.

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.

Throughout 2024, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will perform across North America, making stops in New York, Woodstock, Boston, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and more. Larry & Teresa will also be joining forces with musical friends old and new to present their inaugural July Jam at Arrowood Farms in Accord, NY - a one-day festival and not-to-be-missed celebration of some of the best performers in Americana music in a picture-perfect Hudson Valley setting. 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

5/18 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre

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

7/20 - Accord, NY - Arrowood Farms

12/6 – Bearsville, NY – Bearsville Theater

12/7 – Bearsville, NY – Bearsville Theater