I love being a The Sweet Potato!
The band came together after Kelly Macleod co-starred in a film written by my husband, Rick Hall, and I did the score. After working together on the movie, Rick suggested Kelly & I 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. Our original music is our own mix of country, folk and Americana, loaded with vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments.
We made our first cd after we'd only played a couple of gigs. It was produced by Nashville's favorite, 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
After making our first cd, we had to figure out how to be a live band together! We started doing shows with Kelly (guitar, vocals), Rick (bass, harmonica, vocals) and me (guitar, vocals, accordion and ukulele). Now we sometimes we get Steve Borgard to join us on dobro, banjo and harmonica, and Daniel Regal on percussion. We love playing live, we have so much fun together, and we love connecting with a live audience.
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" came out March 15, 2014. Phil Swann produced again, and Linda Taylor, David Cartenter, Steve Borgard and Eric Heinly helped out. 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.
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"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
"It doesn't get more down home than this" - Jacksonville Journal-Courier