Troy Campbell

Award-winning Austin singer-songwriter and film and music producer Troy Campbell, the Austin liaison for The House of Songs — the one-year partnership between Danish songwriters guilds and Austin songwriters and producers in which Scandinavian and American artists will collaborate on new songs and how to distribute them — regularly plays Denmark and its hugely popular music festivals including the Aarhus and Tonder. His latest solo album, Long in the Sun, yielded a song, “Lovers,” that was featured as a Top 10 track in USA Today. Campbell attended the Danish songwriters guilds’ Song Island (on the wind-powered, green-living island of Samsoe) in 2002 and co-wrote there with Danish rock-roots-pop star Poul Krebs. In Austin, Campbell will work with visiting songwriters and serve as House of Songs project ambassador, chief executive and artistic adviser. Campbell has won numerous awards for his eight CDs and recent projects with Collection Agency Films. His music has been on Top 10 lists of The New York Times, and his co-writing work has gone gold and platinum, including “Jeg Lar Min Dør Stå Lidt På Klim,” the song he wrote with Krebs and Henning Kvitnes. He has toured internationally since 1994 and was named Best Producer at the Austin Music Awards for his work on that year’s tribute album of songs by Jo Carol Pierce. Campbell’s music has been featured on TV soundtracks, and he worked as music supervisor for the film “Levelland” and on the documentary “Antone’s: Home of the Blues.” His and filmmaker Alan Berg’s short documentary, “A Place to Dance,” won the Audience Award at the 2004 Austin Film Festival. The music video he produced for New York Dolls, “Dance Like a Monkey,” won Best Music Video at the Bradford Animation Festival and a 2006 Channel Frederator Award for Best Dance Sequence. Also in 2006, he won a Telley Award for Best Online-Internet ad for “Kinkytoons,” a series of short animated films for Texas Kinky Friendman’s Gubernatorial run. Campbell was executive producer of the 2009 film “Happiness Is ...” and line producer on National Geographic Channel’s “Geobeats” the same year. He produced two 2008 videos with Hayes Carll, “Crystal Beach Memories” and “She Left Me for Jesus.” In addition, Campbell has produced shows and served as tour manager for Texas music icon Roky Erickson, pioneer of psychedelic rock and front man for 13th Floor Elevators, helping stage his successful comeback performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2005. Campbell produced the sold-out Roky Erickson Ice Cream Social concerts during South by Southwest Music Festival 2008-2009. [+]