Friday July 19th - 7pm Bongo After Hours Theatre
Laura Hall, The Sweet Potatoes and Nashville Improv!
The Sweet Potatoes come out of Southern California to dish up a fresh blend of folk, country and homespun Americana. They’ll bring a smile to your face with sweet harmonies and finely crafted songwriting. As seasoned veterans of the entertainment industry, Kelly Macleod, Laura Hall and Rick Hall create music that is the culmination of their combined past experiences, passions and joys.
The Sweet Potatoes concerts feel a bit like a variety show, with original music, fresh takes on traditional and cover songs, and a little back porch storytelling. They love connecting with live audiences, sharing their music and stories. Theaters, colleges, house concerts, coffeehouses and churches across the country enjoy their family friendly, easy going shows full of music, joy andlaughter.
“Laura Hall and Kelly MacLeod coo and warble like a couple of
harmonizing honky tonk angels” -Kevin Burton Smith, Butlers Coffee
Kelly Macleod (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 his world tour, and produced their two albums.
Laura Hall (guitar, accordion) is best known as the pianist on the hit TV show, “Whose Line is it Anyway”. She came up in the acoustic music scene in Chicago, teaching at The Old Town School of Music, while playing in bands with Michael Smith, Buddy Mondlock and Tim
Rick Hall (bass, harmonica) is also an actor who has done hundreds of commercials and television shows, and is best known as Agent Johnson on Disney’s “KC Undercover”.
“Beautiful harmonies and melody lines that are both familiar and surprising at the
same time.” - Dan Povenmire, creator of Disney Channel’s Phineas & Ferb
The Sweet Potatoes came together after Kelly and Rick Hall co-starred in, and Laura did the score for an indie film Rick wrote. Out of that collaborative process the women starting writing together, soo
making their eponymous debut cd. Their second, “Faith, Good Neighbors and a Telephone” expanded their voices as writers and interpreters of classics. Their latest, “Headin’ Home” recieved was described by Americana Music Magazine as “full of polish and soul, centered around delightful songwriting... featuring insightful lyrics and polished harmonies”These are the songs that really tell their stories, all with sweet harmonies and a touch of twang.
“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”
Welcome to modern improv hilarity. The crack team at Nashville Improv has spent years researching and testing in their secret underground comedy lab, refining the best games from Chicago, LA, and Whose Line is it Anyway. Then they traveled the country, performing them in front of sold out crowds, learning that no pop-culture reference is too obscure, no musical riff too high, and no pun left standing.
The cast of Nashville Improv are professional actors, singers, writers and stand-ups who love what they do. It’s a flight of Craft Comedy made by people who care.
Every show is made fresh, for you, so bring a date, a friend, or your grandma, Nashville Improv will literally give you whatever you ask for. You’ll never feel awkward, volunteer and shout as much or as little as you like. Grab a ticket and see why they’re consistently voted one of the best comedy clubs in Tennessee
Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased at www.nashvilleimprov.com(We strongly suggest pre-ordering yours as our shows tend to sell out)
Nashville Improv has been entertaining audiences with their unique brand of musical and pop-culture infused comedy nationwide. They're bringing the best of improv, music & theater into the 21st century, recently being featured on Hidden America with Jonah Ray, and past performances with Laura Hall from Whose Line is it Anyway, Kevin McDonald from Kids in the Hall, on Comedy Central’s Drunk History, Chicago Improv Festival, Spontaneous Combustion, Gatlinburg Improv Fest and more.