In this interview, Lee Campbell speaks of his upbringing and emergence as a musician. His time at the Neutral Ground Coffee House is the center focus.His musical experience is rooted in the Baptist church. During his childhood, he sang hymns and attended musical schools. The education provided him with the necessary information to live the life of a musician. Campbell’s dedication to music is reflective of his choir experience. He brought his old techniques to his new band: The Jasper Brothers. Performing with his most current band, they influence their audiences with broad sweeping ideas of musical culture. Campbell calls New Orleans his favorite city. On his own time, he sings and performs at weddings. Common themes developed from his exposure in the Baptist church. In his exposure, he emulated an “Americana” theme.
- 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.