Our new cd
"Faith, Good Neighbors and a Telephone"
is done and we're so excited!
Come celebrate with us at our
Cd Release Show & Party!
Saturday, March 15
$12 at the door, $10 in advance
$22 ticket & cd in advance (the best deal!)
The Guitar Merchant
7503 Topanga Cyn Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Doors open at 7:00, Special guests The Tater Tots at 7:30
The Sweet Potatoes at 8:30
Your ticket enters you into a raffle for fun prizes
Beer, wine and snacks
We'll be hanging out after the show to party
And if that's not enough, the next night we'll do an online concert
CD Release-Up Close and Personal
Sunday, March 16
6:00pm Pacific Standard Time
This will be a live interactive
streaming, that you can be part of on your computer at home. Very
cozy, right from Kelly's living room, perfect for our
fans who live far away, or just can't get enough of The Sweet
Potatoes. We'll tell some of the stories behind the songs on the new
cd, and you can send us messages as we go.
This show is "Pay What You Can," because
what we want the most is for you to be there.
If you have any
questions about how to do it, send me an email.
I love being a The Sweet Potato! Kelly Macleod and I started the band after she co-starred in a film written by my husband, Rick. Kelly and I had sung together in church and she sang on my second praise cd, but after working on the movie, Rick suggested we try writing music together, since we both loved music by people like Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, and Patty Griffin.
It was a great suggestion, because we really clicked creatively, and the songs started flowing. We made our first cd after we'd only played a couple of live shows! It was produced by one of Nashville's favorites, Phil Swann, and
features fine guitar and dobro work from Linda Taylor (my band mate from WHOSE
LINE), and Buddy Mondlock (an old Chicago friend, and great
singer/songwriter). David Carpenter plays stand up bass and banjo, Glenn
Jost is on drums, and Dennis Caplinger does some excellent fiddle
Once we had the first cd made, we had to figure out how we wanted to be as a live band! The core is Kelly on guitar & vocals, me on guitar, accordion, ukelele & vocals, and Rick on bass, harmonica & vocals. Sometimes we're lucky enough to have Steve Borgard on dobro, harmonica & banjo and Daniel Regal on drums and percussion join us for our live shows. We've played at coffeehouses, festivals, house concerts, churches, theaters and even an Easter Egg Hunt!
Our second cd, "Faith, Good Neighbors and a Telephone" is coming out March 15, 2014. We're so excited about our new songwriting and how we've evolved. We can't wait for you to hear it!
Send me an email if you're interested in booking us for a show.
Visit The Sweet Potatoes website
Watch us on YouTube
"Their diversity in grooves and lyric content is such a refreshing sound, yet very rootsy in the style of
The Trio (Linda Rondstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris" - Chris Cooke, host of "Acoustic Lounge"
"They're yam-tastic!" - Scott Docherty, owner of Redhare Music
"Chock full of talent
and vitamin A" - Jane Voigts, pastor of San Luis Obispo Methodist Church
black dirt, sparrows on the wing
the crops are coming up, tender and green
it's a yearly miracle, happens every spring
won't you take me there
won't you take me there
won't you take me there with you
-"Won't You Take me There" by Laura Hall ©2010 by Sister Trudy's Music (BMI)