“Unfortunately, Phil Spector wasn’t available,” Friedman says. “But Larry was my second choice. And he pretty well outdid himself.” – Kinky Friedman (on his choice of Larry Campbell as producer)

Larry Campbell (born February 21, 1955, New York City) is an American multi-instrumentalist who plays many stringed instruments (including guitar, mandolin, bass, cittern, banjo, pedal steel guitar, slide guitar, and violin) in genres including country, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues and rock. He is perhaps most widely known for his time as part of Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour band from 1997 to 2004. Larry has received three Grammy awards for his production of Levon Helm and is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist from the Americana Music Association.

Over the years, Larry has recorded with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Judy Collins, Lucy Kaplansky, David Bromberg, Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris, Bettye LaVette, Richard Shindell, Linda Thompson, Sheryl Crow, Chris Castle, Paul Simon, B. B. King, Willie Nelson, Eric Andersen, Buddy and Julie Miller, Kinky Friedman, Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spalding, Little Feat, Hot Tuna, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cyndi Lauper, k.d. lang, Anastasia Barzee, Rosanne Cash and Ayọ, among others.


He was a Friend of Mine
Willie Nelson (Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack)