Lee Campbell

Lee Campbell is a lifelong musician who calls New Orleans the best city in which to perform.  In this interview, Mr. Campbell discusses his own path as a musician, which started at the Baptist Church, and the styles of music he finds inspiring. Mr. Campbell has played bass guitar with several bands, most recently the Balsa Wood Flyers and the Jasper Brothers. His time at the Neutral Ground is colored by his experiences as a performer and as a member of the audience, both of which he sees as being part of a homey community. He compares playing at the Neutral Ground to other venues in his experience, which enlightens our understanding of the coffeehouse as a unique space for both music and community to flourish.

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  • Interview date: November 10, 2015
  • Interviewers: Niels Jensen and Ayesha Saldanha
  • Interview length: 55:53; Fifty-five minutes and fifty-three seconds
  • Interview location: Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University New Orleans.

Citation (Chicago Manual of Style):
Lee Campbell, interviewed by Niels Jensen and Ayesha Saldanha, Neutral Ground Collection, Documentary and Oral History Studio, Loyola University New Orleans, Nov. 10, 2015.

Link to full transcript (PDF Format) in Dropbox.

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