Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Canyon Acoustic Society

The Sweet Potatoes

Sat 11/3, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door donation
@ Ugly Mug Soquel


Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or

The Sweet Potatoes come out of Southern California to dish up a tasty blend of country, folk and homespun Americana, with sweet soaring harmonies and finely crafted songwriting.


Featuring their original music, unique versions of covers and traditional songs, and some down home storytelling, their shows are full of joy and laughter, with a back-porch charm all their own.


Kelly Macleod (writer, vocals, guitar) cut her teeth on the road after being discovered by Eddie Van Halen while singing at a local club in Shreveport, La. Eddie brought her band, “Private Life” on a world tour with him, and produced their two albums. Laura Hall (writer, vocals, guitar, accordion) is best known as the pianist on television's “Whose Line is it Anyway”, and came up in the Chicago acoustic music scene, playing in bands with Michael Smith, Buddy Mondlock and Tim Grimm.


The Sweet Potatoes came together after Kelly co-starred, and Laura did music for an indie film written by Rick Hall (bass, harmonica, vocals). Out of that collaborative process, the women started writing together, soon making three cds. Their latest, "Headin' Home", was described by Americana Magazine as "full of polish and soul, centered around delightful songwriting... featuring insightful lyrics and polished harmonies".


Although they're all old hands at performing, this is the new music from their hearts, the songs that really tell their stories, all with sweet harmonies and a touch of twang.


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