Laura Hall

composer : singer : songwriter : musician
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Upcoming Events

          

THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, August 1
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00-9:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/


RELAY FOR LIFE
Saturday, August 23
Granada Hills Charter School
10535 Zelzah Ave, Granada Hills, CA 91344

This is a 24 hour Relay event to raise funds and awareness for The American Cancer Society. 
The Sweet Potatoes will be playing at 3:00


SPOLIN PLAYERS
Saturday, August 23

Missing Piece Theatre
2811 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
8:00pm - all ages
$15 tickets, $10 for students
800-838-3006

Join us for some improv.  It's old school, it's all brand new!


NO REPUBLIC OF PIE in September
I have an out of town gig



BOSTON  COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL
September 12-13

http://bostoncomedyarts.com/

Rick & I will teach Music Improv Workshops and do some improv shows. 


FEDERAL BAR
New Short Fiction Series
Sunday, September 14

5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood 91601
818-980-2555
6:15 pm

The Sweet Potatoes will play a 45 minute set, then play between various authors as they read from their works. 
So very literary.


CAMARILLO CAFE
Friday, September 19

Camarillo Community Center
1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, CA
805.907.8318
8:00pm - all ages
http://www.camarillocafe.com/


The Sweet Potatoes will be part of the 25th Aniversary of this great concert series.
We'll share a bill with Kiki Ebson.  We can't wait!!


THAYER UMC
Friday, September 26
114 E. Main, Thayer, IL
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thayer-United-Methodist-Church-Thayer-IL
We'll do a concert with some Sweet Potatoes music, faith music and Rick's storytelling.
Details to follow.



Grace UMC
Sunday, September 28

400 W. Morgan Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650
217-245-9521
9:30am service - All are welcome!
http://jaxgrace.org/

The Sweet Potatoes will be part of morning service, with music and sharing our faith journeys.
Come join us at this warm, welcoming church.


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF JERSEYVILLE
Sunday, September 28
200 W. Pearl, Jerseyville, IL
http://www.jerseyvillechurch.com/
The Sweet Potatoes are excited to play in the church Rick grew up in. Details to follow.


MACMURRAY COLLEGE
Monday, September 29

447 E. College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650
So fun to play at Rick's Alma Mater!  Details to follow. 


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, October 3
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00-9:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/


FAR WEST MUSIC CONFERENCE
October 16-19

More info to follow...


KULAKS WOODSHED
Friday, November 7

5230 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91607
www.kulakswoodshed.com
8:00pm

The Sweet Potatoes will open for Severin Browne's monthly show.
It will also stream live over the internet for our out of town friends



THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, December 5
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00-9:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/


The Sweet Potatoes semi-monthly gig at our favorite coffee house.

January 2015
I'll be busy at my "day job" taping more new episodes of Whose Line is it Anyway!

THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, February 6
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00-9:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/


March
More Whose Line taping!

      

                                                          ARCHIVES
                                             2014

ALISO CREEK INN (BEN BROWN'S)
Tuesday, July 29
Songwriter's Showcase

31106 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
7:30 to 10:30pm
http://www.bethfitchetwood.com/Tuesdays.htm

Hosted by the lovely Beth Fitcher Wood
The Sweet Potatoes will be on the bill with Brad Colerick & Chuck Roberts



ARCADE COMEDY THEATER
Sunday, July 20
811 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-339-0608
http://arcadecomedytheater.com/

Rick & I will teach 2 Music Improv Workshops, then do a show with some of our students.
Tons of fun! Check their website for more info


SECOND CITY TORONTO
July 18 & 19

70 Peter St, Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5V2G5
416-340-7270 or 888-340-7270
http://www.secondcity.com/training/toronto/

Rick & I will do 2 Music Improv Workshops, plus a couple shows
Go to their website for more info


SHUT THE FRONT DOOR IMPROV
Thursday, July 17
The Grand Theatre
471 Richmond St.,London, ON N6A 3E4
See their website for details

Rick & I will do an improv show with our new pals.


THE ANNOYANCE THEATER
Saturday, July 12

851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657
773-697-9693
3:00-6:00pm
Go to their website to register

Rick & I will teach a Music Improv Workshop.  
Space is limited, register early. 

THE IMPROV SHOP

Saturday, July 5 & Sunday, July 6
510 Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63115
3124-459-5372
http://www.theimprovshop.com/index.html

Rick & I will have a busy weekend with 3 workshops and 2 shows!
Go to their website for more info


PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE
Tuesday, July 1
68 E. Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650
217-491-3977
http://playhouseonthesquare.net/season/
Tickets: $10
7:30pm

The Sweet Potatoes will do a show in this sweet little theater in the heart of Illinois. 
Tickets are available ahead of time at Our Town Bookstor



FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, June 29

3300 Fairlawn Dr., Columbus, IN 47203
812-376-3321
7:00pm
http://www.fbccolumbus.org/ns/

A concert with some Sweet Potatoes music, some of my faith music and some of Rick's storytelling.
Come join us!

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DOC)
Saturday, June 28

700 S. 6th St., Springfield, Il 72703
217-528-3407

7:00pm

http://www.fccspringfieldil.net/

A concert with Sweet Potatoes music, my faith music and some of Rick's storytelling.  Everyone is welcome!
 

OLNEY CENTRAL COLLEGE THEATER
Friday, June 27
Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center
305 N. West St., Olney, IL 62450
618-395-7777
7:00pm

Come down to this beautiful theater, one of The Sweet Potatoes favorite places to play. 
Buy tickets in advance at any local bank



ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Thursday, June 26

15370 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017
636-532-8492
http://www.stjohnsuccchesterfield.org/

A concert with some Sweet Potatoes music, faith music and Rick's storytelling. All are welcome.



FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Sunday, June 22

1915 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA
805-682-9228
http://www.fccsbca.org/
10:30am

The Sweet Potatoes will sing in the morning service, and Rick will tell his "Preacher Story"


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, June 6
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601 
818-308-7990
7:00-9:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/

The Sweet Potatoes with Steve Borgard & Daniel Regal.
Plus Special Guest Chuck Roberts


CHURCH OF THE VALLEY
Saturday, May 17
Spring Tea
6565 vesper, Van Nuys, CA 91411
818-786-4070

I'll be singing with Kelly Macleod and Terri Hendrickson at this Ladies Tea (no boys allowed)

BUTLER'S COFFEE
Saturday, May 3
40125 10th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551
(661)-272-9530
http://www.butlerscoffee.com/
8 :00 pm - All ages - FREE


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, May 2
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00-9:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/


GARAGE MA HALL MUSICAL GATHERINGS
Saturday, April 26

6300 W Tropical Pkwy  Las Vegas, NV 89130
702-456-7925
$15 donation which goes directly to the artists
8:00 pm

http://garagemahall.org/

The Sweet Potatoes are excited to be a part of this highly respected house concert series



IMPROV INSTITUTE REUNION SHOW
Friday, April 4
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
773-327-5252

8:00pm - $20
http://chicagoimprovfestival.org/cif-events/improv-institute-reunion/

Rick & I will improvise with our pals from back in the day.  Part of the Chicago Improv Festival.  Silliness is sure to abound.


MUSIC IMPROV WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 5

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
773-327-5252
1:00-4:00
http://chicagoimprovfestival.org/cif17-workshops/

Rick & I will lead a workshop as part of the Chicago Improv Festival


WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY
March 21-31 2014
I'll be taping 12 new episodes of Whose Line. Hooray!


The Sweet Potatoes CD RELEASE SHOW!
Saturday, March 15
The Guitar Merchant
7503 Topanga Cyn Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91303
818-884-5905
www.theguitarmerchant.com

$12 at the door, $10 in advance
$22 ticket & cd in advance (the best deal!)
Doors open at 7:00pm
Special guests, The Tater Tots at 7:30pm
The Sweet Potatoes at 8:30pm

Beer, wine and snacks!
We'll be hanging out after the show to party
Your ticket enters you into a raffle for lots of fun prizes

CD Release Streaming-Up Close and Personal
Sunday, March 16
Online Concert

6:00pm Pacific Standard Time
Pay What You Can
Stageit.com

The next night we're going to do a live, interactive streaming show, that you can be part of on your computer at home.
Very intimate and cozy, right from Kelly's living room, perfect for our fans who live far away, or just want to get more 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.

It's super easy:
1. Go to
https://www.stageit.com/the_sweet_potatoes/cd_release_up_close_and_personal/34520
2. Click SIGNUP to set up an account (it just takes a minute) then click the GET TICKET button.
3. Buy what Stageit calls Notes; 10 Notes = $1.00.
Use your Notes to pay for a ticket to our show.

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



THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, March 7
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00-9:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/

SECOND CITY TORONTO
Feb 22-23

http://www.secondcity.com/training/toronto/generalinfo/registrationandpayment/

Rick & I will lead two music improv workshops, and do two shows. 
See their website for more details. Toronto in February, brrr.


BUTLER'S COFFEE
Saturday, February 15

40125 10th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551
(661)-272-9530
http://www.butlerscoffee.com/

8 :00 pm - All ages - FREE

It's a "Post-Valentine's Day, Sorry, Honey, Make-Up Concert", featuring The Sweet Potatoes. The finest in the Antelope Valley!

THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, February 14

11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00-8:00 pm - All Ages - FREE

http://republicofpie.com/

What? twice in one month? Yes, The Sweet Potatoes will do a one hour set as part of their Valentine's show. 
Bring someone you love.



THE REPUBLIC OF PIE

Friday, February 7
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00-9:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/

The Sweet Potatoes will be joined by Daniel Reigel and Steve Borgard. 
With special guest, Drew Powell

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY

January 2014
I'll be taping 12 new episodes of Whose Line. Hooray! Keep your eye on my website or
facebook page if you want to attend a taping in Hollywood. I'll post more info when I have it.


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, January 3
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00-9:00 pm - All Ages - FREE

http://republicofpie.com/
                                             2013

WOMEN WHO WRITE
Tuesday, Dec. 10
11:00am - $20
http://www.vickiabelson.com/site/Women_Who_Write/Women_Who_Write.html

This is a writer's series, with the charming and energetic Vicki Abelson as host.  Plus they also have music, so that's us. This month the readers are Shirley Jones (yes! from The Partridge Family!), Eve Gordon, and Vicki herself.  If you want to come, email Vicki to make a reservation and get directions.  Come join us for a creative, fun event.


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, December 6
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/

The Sweet Potatoes monthly show, with special guests, The Tater Tots! (Daniel Reigel, Katelyn Reigel, Elizabeth Griffin & Gary Griffin)


THE SWEET POTATOES
Month of November & December
We're in the studio, busy recording our second cd!!


THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE
Tuesday, November 26
2029 Lake Ave., Altadena, Ca 91001

http://www.coffeegallery.com/home.html

$10 cover (cash at the door)
- 7:00 pm

This is a great show case with singer/songwriters Karen Nash, Marty Axelrod, Barrett Taglirino and spoken wordsmith,
Dylan Brody.
The Sweet Potatoes will do 2 short sets, mixed in with these fantastic artists.  A great way to hear new music!


BUTLER'S COFFEE
Saturday, November 16
40125 10th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551
(661)-272-9530
http://www.butlerscoffee.com/
8 :00 pm - All ages - FREE

Come join us for some yummy coffee, sandwiches, sweets and music
 

THE FAKE GALLERY
Friday, November 15
4319 Melrose Ave (at the corner of Heliotrope)
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-644-4946
8:30 pm
www.fakedotcom.com

Join us, along with our friend Jane Voigts and others, for The Bible Cabaret.  Music, comedy, improv, storytelling and more!
$10 suggested donation.


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, November 1

11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00 pm - All Ages - FREE

http://republicofpie.com/

With special guest, the high energy, fun band, Zehnder. 
http://www.ztheband.com/


GOLDEN SOL YOGA - Grand Opening
Sunday, October 27
4446 Ambrose Ave
L.A. 90027
646-320-1318
FREE - all ages
https://www.facebook.com/GoldenSolYoga/info
Event: 11:00 am -7:00 pm
The Sweet Potatoes go on: 5:30-6:30

There will be all sorts of food, free mini classes, maybe even a tarot card reader
!

THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, October 4

11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00 pm - All Ages - FREE

http://republicofpie.com/

Join us for our First Fridays series at this lovely coffeeshop
With Steve Borgard on dobro & banjo
And Daniel Regal on percussion

Special guests: The Whistlin' Dixies (Traci Larsen & Precious McCall)


ROCK THE LOCH
Saturday, September 28
Loch Leven Camp & Conference Center
36910 Mill Creek Road
Mentone, CA 92359
(909) 794-2507
https://www.facebook.com/LochLeven

Come on up the hill to this all day fundraiser for Loch Leven.  There will be tons of bands. 

The festival runs from 11:00am-8:00pm. We'll be on at 1:00pm.
The COV Youth Band will be on at 11:10am


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, September 6

11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00 pm - All Ages - FREE

http://republicofpie.com/


The Sweet Potatoes are back at our favorite coffee shop ever!
Featuring Steve Borgard and Daniel Regal



Reddit.com

Thursday, September 5
3:00 pm PT
http://www.reddit.com/

Linda Taylor will do an online interview (called an AMA) with the Reddit community.
All the inside scoop on Whose Line, from the band's perspective. 

THE FAKE GALLERY
Friday, August 30
4319 Melrose Ave (at the corner of Heliotrope)
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-644-4946
8:00 pm
www.fakedotcom.com

Join The Sweet Potatoes, along with our friend Jane Voights and others, for The Bible Cabaret. 
Music, comedy, improv, storytelling and more. No cover charge, but a free will offering will be taken.

TOPTUNE
Saturday, August 10
Fanatic Salon
8:00pm
$15. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 310 622 2046.
https://www.facebook.com/events/360325594095501/

Dan Bern, Annie Boxell, Kevin Fisher, Laura Hall, Dan Navarro and David Poe perform one of their best and write a song in 17 minutes.
Plus JENNA JOHNSON and ANDY GOLDBERG and MIRANDA SHADE! Hosted by Tom Tully.

FanaticSalon is at the corner of Venice Blvd. and Sawtelle Blvd., right off the Venice Blvd,
exit off the 405 and just west of the 405 overpass on Venice Blvd.

THE BOATHOUSE THEATER
Tuesday, August 6
Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156

530-542-4166
7:30 pm - All ages

Rick & I will sit in for an improv show with the Tahoe Improv Players


BREWERY ARTS CENTER
Saturday, August 3
449 W. King St., Carson City, NV 89703
775-883-1976
http://www.accesscarsoncity.org/

Rick & I will do a Music Improv Workshop during the day and show in the evening. Details to follow.


THE BICYCLE MEN
Aux Dog Theater
July 18-20
3011 Monte Vista Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-254-7716
http://www.auxdog.com/index.php?page=the-bicycle-men

Oh, this is a fun show, and a little raunchy too.  Perfect if you love bicycling, France, or laughing.  Or any combination of the above.


SODO THEATER

Saturday, July 13
Music Improv Workshop

114 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 68120
(217) 766-5964
3:00-6:30 pm
http://www.sodotheatre.com/

Rick and I will lead a workshop, hosted by our friends at Zoo Improv. Go to their website for more info and to register.


SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, July 14

2100 Illinois Ave, Granite City, IL 62040
618-877-4382
6:00pm

www.secondsfamily.com

Rick & I will do a family friendly concert of my faith music and his storytelling to benefit a mission trip to Mexico.
All are welcome.



PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE
Sunday, June 30
68 E. Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650
217-491-3977
7:00 pm - $10
http://playhouseonthesquare.net/

Rick & I will do a show at this new theater! 
It will be an entertaining evening of music & storytelling, including some favorites from "Pigboy"


SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
Saturday, June 29
Music Improv Workshop
200 E. 5th Ave #132, Naperville, IL 60563
630-717-6622
http://www.schoolofperformingarts.com/home.php

We'll be doing workshops with different age groups throughout the day. Come out and have some fun!

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH-Yellow Box
Saturday, June 29
1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
7:30 pm
http://communitychristian.org/locations/naperville-yb

Rick & I will sit in and improvise with their resident group, CSI:Yellow Box


NASHVILLE IMPROV COMPANY
Saturday, June 22
The High Watt (Above Mercy Lounge)
One Cannery Row, Nashville, TN. 37203
Must be 18 or older
8:00 pm - $18.00
http://www.nashvilleimprovcompany.com/shows.html

Rick & I will sit in with their resident improv group for a fun night of Musical Improv!


GREENE COUNTY FAIR
Saturday, June 16
At the County Fairgrounds Grandstand
Hwy 108, Carrollton, IL 62016
7:00 pm
217-942-3148
Adults - $10, kids under 12 - $5
http://thegreenecountyfair.com/entertainment.html

Bring your dad to a show he'll enjoy for Father's Day!  Along with special guest Jack Bronis, Rick & I will do a fun, entertaining combination of music, storytelling and improv.  We'll even get some folks from the audience up on stage to help out.


THE IMPROV SHOP
Saturday, June 15
6400 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, Mo 63139
314-459-5372
http://www.theimprovshop.com/index.html

Music Improv Workshop - 3:00-6:00pm
Improv Show with The Improv Shop cast - 8:00pm
Go to their website for more info and to register for the workshop

THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, June 7, 2013

11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00 pm - All Ages - FREE

http://republicofpie.com/

The Sweet Potatoes continue with First Fridays.
Steve Borgard will sit in on dobro, banjo and harmonica



INDOOR FOREST THEATER
June 3-4
Music Improv Workshop
Ages: High School - Adult
$120/person


The Theater is located on the corner of Santa Rita and Mountain View in Carmel-By-The-Sea. (there are no street numbers).  Go to the website for more info and to register.


SACRAMENTO COMEDY SPOT
Sunday, May 19
Music Improv Workshop
10501 20th St., Sacramento, CA 95811
916-444-3137
12:00-3:30 pm
http://saccomedyspot.com/

Go to their website for more info, and to register.



LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Duke Theater
Saturday, May 18
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-541-4660 x240


Music Improv Workshop - 12:30-4:00pm, $40 per person, some scholarships available
Improv Show with Random Acts of Improv - 7:30pm, $10 in advance or at the box office
For more information, and to register for the workshop, email Susan Boulanger at Boulanger@ltcc.edu


FINEST CITY IMPROV
Saturday, May 11
Music Improv Workshop
Finest City Improv
4944 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
10:00am-2:30pm (with an hour lunch break)
$50.00
http://www.finestcityimprov.com/

Go to their website for more info and to register for the workshop


FINEST CITY IMPROV
Friday, May 10
Finest City Improv
Moniker Warehouse, 705 16 St. San Diego, CA 92101
http://www.finestcityimprov.com/
Doors open at 8pm. Show begins at 8:30
$10 in advance, $15 day of show.
Questions?: info@finestcityimprov.com

Join us for a musical improv comedy show with house ensembles Silent Majority and Red Squared.



THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, May 3, 2013

11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00 pm - All Ages - FREE

http://republicofpie.com/

Steve Borgard will sit in on dobro, banjo and harmonica



April 19-21 & 26-28
I'll be busy taping 12 new Whose Line is it Anyway episodes! Yahoo!


THE BICYCLE MEN

Saturday, April 13
i
O West
6366 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 90028
323-962-7560

7:30 pm - $12.00
http://ioimprov.com/west/io/shows/bicycle-men
I'll be playing piano for this really funny show.  Starring Joe Liss, John Rubano, Bruce Green, Derek Manson

BOOK SOUP
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
8818 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90069
310-659-3110
7:00pm - free
http://www.booksoup.com/

We'll be part of a reading by Amy Friedman of her amazing new book, Desperado's Wife.


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, April 5, 2013

11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00 pm - All Ages - FREE

http://republicofpie.com/

with special guest, Drew Powell


THE PATTERSON THEATER - Improv Karaoke Jam Night
Saturday, March 23
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224
410-276-1651
8:00 pm
$25 general public/$20 BIG members

This will be an IMPROV KARAOKE JAM NIGHT, hosted by myself and my husband, Rick.  It's like karaoke, but you get to make up your own songs!  As fun to watch as it is to do.  Two sets, each opened with improv from Baltimore's own BIG Improv. Sponsored by Creative Alliance and BIG Improv.



THE BICYCLE MEN

Thursday, March 14
i
O West
6366 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 90028
323-962-7560

7:30 pm - $12.00
http://ioimprov.com/west/io/shows/bicycle-men


I'll be playing piano for this really funny show.  Starring Joe Liss, John Rubano, Bruce Green, Derek Manson


CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE Noontime Concert Series
Thursday, March 7
University Student Union
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
818-677-2491
12:00-1:00 - FREE
http://usu.csun.edu/noontimeconcerts/



THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, March 1, 2013

11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00 pm - All Ages - FREE

http://republicofpie.com/

With special guests Lady Luck (featuring Lois Blaisch, Andrea Robinson, and Karen Tobin)
www.myspace.com/karentobinmusic



ROCKET FIZZ WOODLAND HILLS
Sunday, February 24, 2013

19930 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-582-9084
2:00pm - all ages - FREE
https://www.facebook.com/RocketFizzWoodlandHills

Bring the kids for a fun time at this cool candy store.


CAHUENGA GENERAL STORE

Saturday, February 2, 2013
5510 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-985-5916
7:30pm - All Ages - $10 cover
http://cahuengageneralstore.com.s121086.gridserver.com/location/

This is a charming, sweet venue.  We'll be performing with other singer/songwriters and someone who does spoken word.  It promises to be an intimate evening of great entertainment.



THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, February 1, 2013
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:00 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/

With Special Guests, Les Zazous



THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, January 4, 2013
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:30 pm - All Ages - FREE

Celebrate the new year with some pie!


2012
 
HOOSIER HOLIDAYS CONCERT
Saturday, Dec. 22
Unita
rian Universalist Building
7850 Goeller Rd., Columbus, IN. 47201

7:30 pm - All ages

Rick & I will be part of this holiday extravaganza, hosted by the lovely and talented Tim Grimm and Jan Lucas.
For more about them and the concert, go to: http://timgrimm.com

SONGWRITERS SERENADE
Tuesday, December 11

Matt Denny's Ale House
145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA
626-426-0250
http://www.jchyke.com/songwriter-serenade.html
7:00-9:30

Join The Sweet Potatoes for a fun sing-a-long Christmas show. Lots of musicians all leading Christmas songs.
Lot's of fun, plus it's FREE!


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, December 7
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:30 pm - All Ages - FREE
http://republicofpie.com/

We boldly continue on with our First Fridays series!



BIG MAMA'S RIB SHACK
Tuesday, December 4
1453 N. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 797-1792
http://www.bigmamas-ribshack.com/live-music.html
6:30-8:30 pm - All ages - FREE

This is the place for some good eating.  Come for The Sweet Potatoes, stay for the fried chicken!


THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, November 2, 2012
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:30 pm - All Ages - FREE

The Sweet Potatoes are starting a monthly "First Fridays" series, and will have some special guests join us. 
We love Republic of Pie! Try the sweet potato pie, it's fab!



FAR-West CONFERENCE
Oct 18-21

Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, California 92614
http://www.far-west.org/far-west-2012.html

The Sweet Potatoes will be playing several Showcases.  It's a music filled weekend that's tons of fun.

THE MISSING PIECE THEATRE
Saturday, October 13
2811 N. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505

8 p.m.

I'll be sitting in the with talented and fun Spolin Players.

THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, October 12
11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:30 pm - All Ages - FREE


HIGH DESERT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Sunday, October 7

15615 8th St., Victorville, CA 92395
3:00-8:30pm (with a dinner break)
http://darwinsateam.com/

Rick & I will lead a music improv workshop, hosted by Darwin's A-Team.  See their website to register.


THE MIRAGE CASINO
Friday and Saturday, October 5-6

3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
http://www.mirage.com/entertainment/

I'll be sitting in for 2 nights with Drew Carey and the Improv-a-Ganza crowd.


GARAGE MA HALL MUSICAL GATHERINGS
Saturday, September 22

8:00 pm

6300 W Tropical Pkwy  Las Vegas, NV 89130

702-456-7925

$15 donation which goes directly to the artists

http://garagemahall.org/


CITY OF LAS VEGAS COURTHOUSE SERIES
Friday, September 21
333 Las Vegas Blvd, South Las Vegas, NV 89101
Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse Jury Assembly Room
12:00 - 1:00 pm
All ages - FREE!

We'll be part of this free lunch time series.



THE COMEDY SHRINE
Sunday, September 9
4034 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
630-585-0300
http://www.comedyshrine.com/
3:00 - 6:00 pm - $40.00

Rick & I will lead a Music Improv Workshop.  Go to their website for more info and to register.


ST JOHN UCC
Saturday, September 8

1010 S. Park Blvd, Freeport, IL 61032
815-235-2824
http://www.stjohnuccfreeport.org/

Rick & I will do a family friendly concert of my faith music and his storytelling. All are welcome.



THE COMEDY SHRINE
Friday, September 7

4034 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
630-585-0300
$10.00
http://www.comedyshrine.com/

8:00 pm - Rick & I will sit in with their popular Whose Line Improv Show
10:00 pm - Rick & I will sit in with the Whose Line Naughty Show!



SoDo THEATRE
Thursday, September 6
1
14 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 68120
(217) 766-5964
6:00-9:30 pm
http://www.sodotheatre.com/
$30.00

Rick and I will lead a Music Improv Workshop, hosted by our friends at Zoo Improv.  You must register in advance and space is limited, so don't delay.  Go to workshops@zooimprov.com to register and find out more.

THE BOATHOUSE THEATER

Sunday, September 2
Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156
530-542-4166
7:30 pm - All ages
http://valhallatahoe.com/events/2012-09/

Rick & I get to stay another night at this beautiful theater, for a fun concert of original music and storytelling.

THE BOATHOUSE THEATER

Saturday, September 1
Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156
530-542-4166
7:30 pm - All ages
http://valhallatahoe.com/events/2012-09/

Rick & I will sit in with an Improv Show with the Tahoe Improv Players



UNITY AT THE LAKE CHURCH
Saturday, September 1
Monterey Improv Presents
1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-544-2266

for more info: Gerry Orton, 530-318-2180 or 831-394-3031
10:00 am -3:30 pm (with a lunch break)

Rick and I will lead a Music Improv Workshop.
$65.00 for the public, or $55.00 for Lake Tahoe iMPROV performers. Go to their website for a full description and info on how to register

BIG MAMA'S RIB SHACK
Tuesday, August 28

1453 N. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 797-1792
http://www.bigmamas-ribshack.com/live-music.html
6:30-8:30 pm - All ages - FREE

Come get messy with some great southern style cooking, and music from The Sweet Potatoes


BUTLER'S COFFEE
Saturday, August 25

40125 10th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551
(661)-272-9530
http://www.butlerscoffee.com/
7 :00 pm - All ages - FREE

Come join us for some yummy coffee, sandwiches, sweets and music


ANNOYANCE THEATER 25TH ANNIVERSARY
August 17-19

Chicaogo, IL
http://www.facebook.com/events/306378122739927/

There will be several events at the theater over the weekend.  I'll also be a small part of the giant extravaganza show at ParkWest on Saturday night.  Check out their facebook page for the specific whens and wheres.

SONGWRITERS SERENADE
Tuesday, August 14

Matt Denny's Ale House
145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA
626-426-0250
http://www.jchyke.com/songwriter-serenade.html
7:00-9:30

We'll share a bill with several other singer-songwriters.  A beautiful patio setting with good food, good drinks, and good music. Plus it's FREE


OLNEY CENTRAL COLLEGE
Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center
Sunday, July 15

305 North West St., Olney, IL 62450
(618) 395-7777
2:00 p.m. - All ages
$5.00 tickets available at all local banks and at the door

We're excited to make new friends on this college campus. Sponsored by the Olney Arts Council.


LINCOLN TRAIL COLLEGE
Saturday, July 14

11220 State Highway 1, Robinson, IL 62454
(618) 544-2228
http://www.iecc.edu/LTC/

11:00 am - Rick & I will lead a Music Improv Workshop.  We the website for info about how to register.
7:00 pm - The Sweet Potatoes are thrilled to be returning to play this beautiful theater. Sponsored by the Crawford County Arts Council.
$10.00

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF JERSEYVILLE
Friday, July 13

6:00 pm
200 W. Pearl St, Jerseyville, IL 62052
618-639-3602
http://www.jerseyvillechurch.com/

The Sweet Potatoes will do a family friendly concert, including my faith music and Rick's storytelling. All are welcome!


HOUSE CONCERT
Thursday, July 12
This is a private event at the home of friends in IL.  Send us an email if you'd be interested in hosting us for a concert in your home.  It's really fun, and we'll help you set it up.

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, July 8

6:00 pm
2100 Illinois Ave, Granite City, IL 62040
618-877-4382

www.secondsfamily.com

Rick & I will do a family friendly concert of my faith music and his storytelling. All are welcome.


THE CHWEE FAMILY & FRIENDS CELEBRATION
Saturday, July 7
A Benefit Concert and Silent Auction
Kimball Middle School, 451 N. Maclean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $20.00 per person/$45.00 per family

Rick & I will be one of several performers in the benefit concert, featuring the fantastic songwriter, Buddy Mondlock. 

THE COMEDY SHRINE
Friday, July 6
(see info above)
$10.00
8:00 pm - Rick & I will sit in with their popular Whose Line Improv Show
10:00 pm - Rick & I will sit in with their popular Whose Line Naughty Show

THE COMEDY SHRINE
Improv Karaoke Jam Night
Thursday, July 5
4034 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
630-585-0300
$10.00 - 8:00 pm 
http://www.comedyshrine.com/

Join us for a music improv jam, hosted by Rick & I.  Tons of fun to do or to watch!

THE REPUBLIC OF PIE
Friday, June 22

11118 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990
7:30 pm
All Ages - FREE

We love Republic of Pie! Try the sweet potato pie, it's divine.

THE ABBEY Coffee, Art & Music Lounge
Sunday, May 27

8:30 pm
350 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-429-1058
http://www.vintagechurch.org/news/theabbey

We'll be playing for the first time at this cozy coffeehouse. We're looking forward to making some new friends!

NAKED LOUNGE DOWNTOWN
Saturday, May 26
8:30 pm
$7.00 cover
1111 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-443-1927
http://www.nakedcoffee.net/musicvenue.html

Another cool coffeehouse, and a brand new place for us to play

COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (UCC)
Friday, May 25

145 Rock Hill Drive, Belvedere-Tiburon, CA 94920
415-435-9108
http://ccctiburon.net/

4:00 pm - We'll do a special concert for kids!
8:00 pm - The Sweet Potatoes will do a family friendly concert, including Laura's faith music and Rick's storytelling. All are welcome!

FIREFLY BISTRO - Wine & Song Series
Wednesday, May 23

7:00-9:30
1009 El Centro Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 441-2443
 http://wineandsong.com/schedule
FREE!

The Sweet Potatoes will play at this lovely Bistro.  They have great food, and of course,  a fine selection of wine.

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