Laura Hall

composer : singer : songwriter : musician
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The Sweet Potatoes
Our new CD
Faith, Good Neighbors and a Telephone
is done, and we couldn't be more proud of it! 

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I love being a 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 work.

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"

"It doesn't get more down home than this" - Jacksonville Journal-Courier

       

It's not easy to find the place, but you can ask anyone in town
They'll tell you to cross the creek and turn by the barn that's falling down
Be careful on that gravel road, it gets washed out when it rains
You'll get to Spunky Bottoms, no one quite recalls how it got it's name

"Spunky Bottoms"  by Laura Hall ©2013 by Sister Trudy's Music (BMI)

You can find the lyrics to all our songs on The Sweet Potato website
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