Laura Hall (WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY) and Kelly Macleod (PRIVATE LIFE) have been friends for a long time, and have always shared a love of music by folks like Emmylou Harris, Patti Griffin and the Dixie Chicks. But they started making music together after Kelly starred in SLICE OF PIE, a movie written by Laura's husband, Rick Hall. The collaboration on the film soon led the two singer/songwriters form a band and write and produce their new self titled cd.
Sweet Potatoes cd is produced by one of Nashville's favorites, Phil
Swann. The band features features fine guitar work from Linda Taylor (Laura's
band mate from Whose Line is it Anyway), and Buddy Mondlock (an old
Chicago friend, and great singer/songwriter himself). 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 plays harmonica.
Laura & Kelly write songs that are filled with their experiences in life - finding and appreciating love, having faith, raising children. They evoke childhood memories and the places where these memories happened. Their music is heartfelt, rooted in the family ties that made them the women they are today.
Laura and Kelly do concerts around the country, meeting new folks and having a good ole time. They most often play live as a trio: Kelly on guitar and vocals; Laura on guitar, accordion, ukelele and vocals; and Rick on bass, harmonica and vocals. They've played at coffeehouses, festivals, house concerts, churches, theaters and even an Easter Egg Hunt! Send an email if you're interested in booking The Sweet Potatoes for a show.
To hear and buy/download the cd, visit
cdbaby or itunes
Listen to "Your Love"
Watch videos from some live shows on YouTube
"The Sweet Potatoes diversity in grooves and lyric
content is such a refreshing sound, yet very rootsy in the style of The
Trio (Linda Rondstadt, Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris)" -Chris Cooke, host of Acoustic Lounge