LARRY CAMPBELL - Rooftops
Larry Campbell has been a respected sideman as a member of Bob Dylan’s touring band for seven years
and has worked in the studio with Rosanne Cash, Jim Lauderdale, the Dixie Hummingbirds and others.
Campbell shows he’s cabable of being a frontman with “Rooftops”, his debut disc, which
serves as a showcase of his considerable skills. It’s a true solo effort.
He performs eleven instrumentals by himself on acoustic guitar with imagination and flair.
Campbell included eight songs he originally learned on the fiddle,
and demonstrates their adaptability on guitar. “The Camp Chase” is a sprightly
opener that features a melodic banjo part. “The Market Town/Scatter the Mud”
is a successful
blending of two Irish jigs.
The traditional “House Carpenter”,
the album’s longest cut at
and subsides in intensity like a classical piece.
title track was inspired
by the New York City building where he grew up practicing
the guitar. Like a roof
offers a wider view on the world, “Rooftops” should
raise Campbell’s musical profile.