Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams included a version of this Carl Perkins-penned honky-tonk tune on their 2017 album Contraband Love, done out with a full band including Levon Helm on drums. But earlier this spring, on the 14th edition of Cayamo: A Journey Through Song, the duo shared a stripped-down, acoustic version from a quiet corner of the ship in this Sixthman Session. “Turn Around” was the B-side to Carl Perkins’ first ever single during his time at Sun Records in 1955 (side A was the rockabilly “Movie Magg”) and it’s been covered by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis and Sammi Smith.
Campbell and Williams will be returning for the 15th Journey Through Song as part of a lineup including Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird, Trampled by Turtles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Neko Case, Shovels & Rope and more, setting sail to St. Maarten and Tortola on February 10, 2023. There are still a few cabins available – grab ’em while you can to join the fun! Keep an eye out for more Sixthman Sessions aboard Cayamo, coming your way soon, and browse the archives at sixthmansessions.com.
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