About Us

  


  "What separates them, on stages big and small, is their ability to connect

with an audience,and their inherent joy in sharing their songs and stories"

- Tim Grimm, host of Americana Music Series

     

"Beautiful harmonies and melody lines that are both familiar and surprising at the same time"

- Dan Povenmire, director and creator of Phineas & Ferb


 

Kelly Macleod - Songwriter/Vocals/Guitar

Kelly Macleod of The Sweet Potatoes

 

Kelly was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana and has spent the last 20 years in L.A. After moving to the west coast, she recorded two albums with Warner Brothers, which were produced by Eddie Van Halen. She was the lead singer for the band Private Life, which opened for Van Halen’s OU812 Tour, as well as the Eddie Money Tour. Private Life also spent several months headlining in Japan.                                                                                 

Kelly's songs have been featured in the films Wayne's World and Gremlins 2. Kelly made her acting debut in Slice of Pie, which was written by band mate Rick Hall.

Laura Hall - Songwriter/Guitar/Vocals/Ukelele/Accordion

Laura Hall

 

Laura is best known as the improvisational pianist on television’s Whose Line is it Anyway. She has toured the country doing live performances with Drew Carey and the Improv All Stars, and two successful runs of Whose Line Live on the West End of London.

    

Laura and Rick teach music improv around the country at festivals, colleges and theaters.  Laura has written The Improv Comedy Musician, a book that teaches how to do what she does on Whose Line.  She has created Improv Karaoke, tracks designed for doing song improv. It's like karaoke, but you get to make up the lyrics.  

   

Laura has recorded two cds of original faith based music, A Woman of Faith and All in God's Good Time.  She has two albums of original children's music, I See a Tiger and Come Join the Parade. She also wrote music for the Tell me a Story series of cd's.  And she wrote the music for The Wheels on the Bus series of children’s videos, starring Roger Daltrey.

    

Laura has written music for several indie films, including Slice of Pie, written by Rick and starring Kelly.  She also scored an award winning documentary, Swimming in Auschwitzas well as the follow up film, After Auschwitz. She co-wrote music for the romantic comedies Look at Me with Luke Hannington, and Anatomy of a Breakup with Linda Taylor.  

    
Find out more about Laura at her website.

Rick Hall - Bass/Harmonica/Vocals

Rick Hall of The Sweet Potatoes

 
Rick has been seen on countless television shows, films and commercials. He loves to write and tell stories about growing up on a farm in Central Illinois.

 

Rick turned one of his stories into a short film, Slice of Pie, which he shot in his hometown. He cast Kelly in her debut acting role, and Laura created the score. Out of that collaborative process, The Sweet Potatoes was born.