The Sweet Potatoes

The Sweet Potatoes

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Original, acoustic driven Americana music with a fresh twist, featuring Laura Hall (WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY) and Kelly Macleod (PRIVATE LIFE) . Their music has been compared to Emmylou Harris, Patti Griffin and The Dixie Chicks.

Biography

The Sweet Potatoes dish up their own unique blend of country, folk and homespun Americana. Featuring acoustic guitars, accordion, harmonica and ukulele, this trio will bring a smile to your face. Their finely crafted original songs feature their sweet vocal harmonies, and their unique versions of cover songs are full of surprises.

The Sweet Potatoes songs are heartfelt, rooted in the family ties that made them the women they are today. They write and sing about finding and appreciating love, having faith, raising children, childhood memories and the places where these memories come from. They are influenced by strong women singer/songwriters such as Emmylou Harris, Patti Griffin, Linda Rondstadt and The Dixie Chicks.

Laura Hall sings and plays acoustic guitar, accordion and ukulele. She is best known as the improvisational pianist on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? Kelly Macleod, on vocals and acoustic guitar, was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, until she moved to L.A. to record two albums with her band, PRIVATE LIFE, which were produced by Eddie Van Halen. Both women have had songs placed in films, plays and compilation cds. They are joined by Rick Hall on bass, vocals and harmonica.

Lyrics

Two More Days

Written By: Kelly Macleod & Laura Hall

Two more days, two more days
Two more days, and then I’m gone
Two more days, till I see my baby
If I can hang on

This old town’s made a mess of me, as I trudge
Through the dirty snow, I’m itching to go
But I won’t let it let it slow me down, or get the best of me
Cause I know, I’m gonna go, in

Two more days, two more days
Two more days, and then I’m gone
Two more days, till I see my baby
If I can hang on

Got a ticket, for a southbound train
I can feel it in my pocket, like a magic charm
Gonna meet my baby down in Santa Fe
Where the winters are warm, in my baby’s arms

Two more days, two more days
Two more days, and then I’m gone
Two more days, till I see my baby
If I can hang on

Soon as I can, I’ll be on my way
And until then, I’ll be counting the days

I gotta see my baby’s smile, and warm this
Frozen heart of mine, I’m just buying time
Till this old gray sky, turns into blue and white
Hanging over our love, hanging over our lives

Two more days, two more days
Two more days, and then I’m gone
Two more days, till I see my baby
If I can hang on
Two more days, till I see my baby
If I can hang on

Thump

Written By: Laura Hall

I can feel the thump, thump, thump
Of your little heart, heart, heart
Just a tiny pulse, pulse, pulse
But now that it’s started
That little heart of yours, yours, yours
Will have so many stories before it’s done
Going thump, thump, thump, my little one

Well you don’t wanna stop, stop, stop
Now that you started to go, go, go
A whole world to learn, learn, learn
There so much that you just gotta know
You can barely walk, walk, walk
But you’re ready to run, run, run
Going thump, thump, thump, my little one

Well it goes so fast, in the blink of an eye
I wanna make it last, I don’t ever wanna say goodbye
To this moment here and now
I wish I could stop, and hold back the time
And always feel the thump, thump thump
Of your heart beating next to mine

I can feel the thump, thump, thump
Of your little heart, heart, heart
Just a tiny pulse, pulse, pulse
But now that it’s started
That little heart of yours, yours, yours
Will have so many stories before it’s done
Going thump, thump, thump, my little one
Going thump, thump, thump, my little one

Down a Red Dirt Road

Written By: Laura Hall

Down a red dirt road, up a little hill
By the old oak tree, it’s standing there still
A little country church, with stained glass windows bright
Where mama and daddy got married that Saturday night

They knocked on the preacher’s door, “Will you say the words?”
He was sitting at his supper, they couldn’t wait for dessert
The preacher grabbed his bible, they walked out in the pale moonlight
When mama and daddy got married that Saturday night

And the preacher’s wife played the piano, they sang every hymn they knew
That empty church was overflowing with love, when they said I do, I do, I do

The preacher said he never saw, a happier bride and groom
As they took off in their DeSoto, on their impromptu honeymoon
You can bet on Sunday morning, Lord, that gossip did fly
When mama and daddy got married that Saturday night

All these years later, I still like to go
To that little old church there, down a red dirt road
Out back there’s a cemetery, where they’re lying side by side
Behind the church where mama and daddy got married that Saturday night
Where mama and daddy got married that Saturday night

Broken Down

Written By: Kelly Macleod

Lately he’s been trying to understand you
I’m hoping he’ll just plain old forget
His tiny fingerprints just linger on the window pane
Waitin’ for a ride that never came

I tuck away the pain that you have given him, once more
As he lays down his head
He’s hopin’ that a super hero comes and makes it all okay
And I thank God we made it one more day

And I’m broken down, in a million pieces
Broken down, and baby you’re the reason
I’m waitin’ on the other shoe to drop
It’s all I got

Suddenly you appear from nowhere
Thinkin’ that it’s time to make amends
But that little boy is all grown up, he says sorry but I’m not for sale
Now I’m a man, and I don’t wanna be

And I’m broken down, in a million pieces
Broken down, and baby you’re the reason
I’m waitin’ on the other shoe to drop
It’s all I got

Broken down, in a million pieces
Broken down, and baby you’re the reason
Broken down, in a million pieces
Broken down, and baby you’re the reason
We’re waitin’ on the other shoe to drop
But now it’s ours to drop

Your Pretty Wings

Written By: Laura Hall

I never knew I wanted to fly
Till you went tearing through the sky
Too high to be seen
You tore up the sky with your wings
Your pretty wings

I never thought I’d ever be
Nearly so clever that you’d endeavor for me
Too small to be seen
I’m in the thrall of your wings
Your pretty wings

Your pretty wings take you flying so high
You never think to wonder why
I’m glued to the ground while you go zooming by
So full of grace without even trying

Too bright to be seen
Reflecting the light with your wings
Your pretty wings
Your pretty wings
Your pretty wings

Discography

The Sweet Potatoes (2010)

Set List

SET 1
Down a Red Dirt Road
Two More Days
Juanita (Gram Parsons cover)
Big Yellow Dog
I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick cover)
Poor Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)
Pure White
Love is a Rose (Neil Young cover)
Trouble

SET 2
Seven Bridges Road (Eagles cover)
Won't You Take me There
Louisiana Moon
These Boots are Made for Walkin' (Nancy Sinatra cover)
Thump
Broken Down
Squeeze Box (The Who cover)
Walking' After Midnight (Patsy Cline cover)
Your Love