Walt Campbell didn't have to think twice when Susan Weber called him in New York City with a plan. "I've been listening to those Dylan songs you gave me. We should perform his work," she said. The two had worked closely together for several years in Susan's rock band, and on Monet's Orbit, her 2007 solo album of original songs. Their collaborative energy had evolved to the point where they could read each others' minds, and he didn’t miss a beat. "When I get to Cleveland, we'll get to work," he replied.
So began Weber and Campbell’s acoustic duo, Muscle and Bone, that melds their voices and instruments with songs that span the decades of Bob Dylan's career.
"This music is our national treasure," says Campbell. "We are excited to present Dylan’s work."
Weber says, “These songs change you. There’s a strength, a joy that becomes part of you. We love that feeling, and so does our audience.”
This EP, Songs of Bob Dylan, represents the beginning of their journey. Follow them on Facebook, their web site, Twitter, and Google plus. Best of all, go to see them live. You'll leave uplifted by the spirit of The Bard, interpreted by two masters of the stage, Muscle and Bone.
What Critics Have Said:
"Once in awhile, we poor mortals get a glimpse of the excellence that is truly possible, but seldom seen. Today singer/songwriter Susan Weber and bassist/vocalist Walt Campbell combined in a powerhouse of eclectic musicianship and entertainment. Even though the duo represented a smaller unit of Susan's regular band, they held the rapt attention of a multi-generational crowd. Several times during the show, I was able to notice that Susan and Walt seemed to find that sonic and personal epiphany when things come together so well that the very earth seems to stop and take note. Cleveland is fortunate to have Susan and Walt around. I hope you will catch their show one day soon."
-- Gary Rice, Guitar Consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, writing in Continuum, an Ohio folk music journal.
"Susan Weber delivers her art with palpable emotion. Whether live on stage or in recorded form, with a full band or solo, Weber's true grit, bluesy swagger and first-person lyrical insight offers vivid, in the moment narratives and true, present tense clarity."
-- Peter Chakerian, CoolCleveland Music Critic