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After seven years of playing with Levon Helm, this couple is making some of the finest Americana music anywhere.

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams have been called the First Couple of Americana ever since they embarked on their own recording and touring journey after decades of marriage and seven years working closely with the late Levon Helm—Campbell as bandleader and producer (for which he won three Grammys), and Williams as singer. They’ve also collaborated with Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Little Feat, Phil Lesh and Friends, and Rosanne Cash along the way. The couple’s new sophomore album, Contraband Love, features Helm playing drums on the Carl Perkins classic “Turn Around,” in what would be one of his last recording sessions. Produced by Campbell and comprised mostly of new Campbell compositions, Contraband Love follows the duo’s critically lauded 2015 debut LP. The songwriting has taken a darker turn, with three of the eight new tunes exploring themes surrounding addiction, but the musicianship and passion is as strong as ever.