SWEET POTATO PIE
Friday, September 22, 2017
Music for a Great Space is proud to host Music for Young People events by our visiting artists. Students and their teachers may attend free of charge. All student attendees will receive a complimentary family voucher to attend the evening performance.
Advance reservations are required. Please see below for more information.
Sweet Potato Pie is an all female band that has been entertaining audiences for over a decade with their classy blend of Americana, Bluegrass, Country and Gospel music mixed together in a style they call "sweetgrass". Radio and TV are well acquainted with their "angelic" vocals from appearances on PBS, the Food Network and worldwide radio broadcasts. Hailed as the "Lennon Sisters of Bluegrass", their show revolves around their beautiful 3-part harmonies, hard driving instrumentals and down home humor and story telling. With classic songs from Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and other legends mixed with their chart topping original songs, audiences are in for a sensational night of family entertainment. The Pie has 6 CD's to their credit which includes the #1 Album on Bluegrass APD charts and #3 Album on the Holiday APD charts. Their newest classic country CD released November 2015. It charted #1 on the APD Country Chart for November.
Band members include:
Sonya Stead - guitar (Cary, NC). Stead is a co-founder of Sweet Potato Pie and last original band member. In 2000, she and two other women began playing and creating a musical style that drew attention to their vocals, original music and warm stage demeanor.
Crystal Richardson – banjo (Seagrove, NC). Richardson is an award winning banjo player, songwriter and one of best vocal stylist in the business. She contributed her vocals to the Daughters of American Bluegrass Vol. 1, which was nominated for Bluegrass Recorded Project of the Year.
Tori Jones - fiddle (Lexington, NC) is an award winning fiddler. After graduating high school in 2016, Jones has pursued music full time and is working toward a degree in Music Studies from the Berklee College of Music.
Sandy Whitley – bass (Albemarle, NC). Whitley is one of the top female bass players in the country and a spirited singer. Sandy still plays her original Kay bass on stage and remembers when the upright bass was too tall for her so she would stand on a box to play it.
Sweet Potato Pie will be performing selections from their newest CD Once in a Blue Moon along with other "toe-tapping" favorites.
This program will feature original songs by band members Sonya Stead and Crystal Richardson.