I love being in The Sweet Potatoes! Kelly Macleod and I started the band after she co-starred in a film written by my husband, SLICE OF PIE. Kelly and I had sung together in church and she sang background vocals on my second praise cd, ALL IN GOD'S GOOD TIME. But after working on the movie, Rick suggested Kelly and I try writing music together, since we both loved music by people like Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, k.d. lang, and Patty Griffin.
It was a great suggestion, because we really clicked creatively, and the songs started flowing. When we got ready to make the cd, we had too many to choose from!
cd is produced by one of Nashville's favorites, Phil Swann, and
features fine guitar 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
work. Laura plays piano, Phil is on accordion, Linda covers ukulele and
dobro, Luke Hannington sits in on mandolin, and Rick Hall plays
The songs are filled with our experiences in life...finding and
appreciating love, having faith, raising children, childhood memories
and the places where these memories took place. The material is
heartfelt, rooted in the family ties that made us the women we are
We mostly play live as a trio, with Kelly on guitar and vocals, me on guitar, accordion, ukelele and vocals, and Rick on bass, harmonica and vocals. We've played at coffeehouses, festivals, house concerts, churches, theaters and even an Easter Egg Hunt! Send me an email if you're interested in booking us for a show.
Visit The Sweet Potatoes website
Watch us on YouTube
Listen to our song "Thump"