Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
January, 13, 2021
by Jeremy Glazier
Mark Moskowitz has compiled an amazing 10 episode series based on a chance opportunity of seeing Larry Campbell and wife Teresa Williams perform a set in promotion of their first album. That evening spawned the idea of giving Teresa a camera for their 15 month road trip, and filming pieces of what would become It Was The Music. The live event was set up to discuss additional aspects of the 10 part series, and chat live with many of the key players that featured through out the series
The event was hosted by actor and musician David Keith who himself has an integral part of both Larry and Teresa’s life. Teresa stayed with David’s parents while finishing grad school and became like a brother and confidant to Teresa. David also had a chance encounter with Larry in a NY bar long before Larry meet Teresa and was so fascinated with his steel playing that he remembered that experience when Larry came in to play on a demo of Davids years later.
The livestream contained part interview, part performance, and some wonderful clips throughout the series. Guests include some of country music/americana royalty with Emmy Lou Harris, Jackson Browne, Roseanne Cash, John Leventhal, and Buddy Miller amongst a few as well as the creator of the series Mark Moskowitz. Moskowitz is an award winning producer, director, and writer making a big splash with his documentary Stone Reader , which was hailed as one of the 10 best films of 2003.
Larry and Teresa have spent their careers backing up and being a part of the most pivotal music ever put on a stage and the result was their desire to finally record the music that they needed to create. Now, 2 albums into their solo career, this series highlights not only the amazing music and relationship that they share, but the music that formed their roots. It Was The Music looks at what it is that makes that music so great and how experiencing it formed the foundation on which so much more great music continues to be made.
I can only say that the series is a must see, not only for fans of Americana music but any music in general. It Was The Music nails home the fact that the music is what will always be about at the heart of it all. Available now on Amazon, Vimeo, and Fans.