Campbell continues to pursue a musical path uniquely her own. Working primarily with piano-based songs built on sturdy church chords, she brings a gentle parishioners compassion to lyrics steeped in the singer-songwriter tradition and a liberal folkies social consciousness to songs of faith and deliverance. Shes amped up her Muscle Shoals, rhythm-and-blues influence in recent years, which serves her well on her new album, Save the Day, the title of which the literary-minded performer drew from a Frederick Buechner quote. Her album features guests Nanci Griffith, Mac McAnally and John Prine, which suggests the kind of company she keeps, but shell go it alone for this album-release party and performance.
Wed., Oct. 29, 9 p.m., 2008