• Tyler Jackson, Tori Jones wed

    Music has brought another couple to the altar. Banjoist of North Carolina's Drive Time, Tyler Jackson, married fiddler/mandolinist, Tori Jones, formerly of Sweet Potato Pie, on November 6 in Boonville, NC. The couple officially met in Nashville while attending the 2020

  • Sweet Potato Pie announces personnel changes

    The long running North Carolina female band sensation, Sweet Potato Pie, welcomes new band mate, Jaime Carter, and featured artist, Kevin Richardson (banjo player Crystal Richardson's husband), to their fold. Best known for their distinct harmonies and diverse musical repertoire,

  • Congratulations Madeleine and Cameron!

    On Sunday afternoon in Oakboro, NC, Madeleine Baucom, guitarist and vocalist with Sweet Potato Pie, married Cameron Carnes of Buford, SC. The band's fiddler, Katie Springer, played Alison Krauss' arrangement of I Will as the wedding party entered. All her band mates

  • Sweet Potato Pie take bluegrass to the White House

    The all-girl North Carolina-based bluegrass band, Sweet Potato Pie, entertained for guests of President Trump in The White House last Saturday. Banjo picker Crystal Richardson explained. "Performing at the White House has been on Sonya's (Stead) bucket list for years, and

  • Home Grown Christmas from Sweet Potato Pie

    Mountain Fever Records has released their second Christmas CDs in as many years. In 2011 there was Heather Berry's Have A Berry Merry Christmas, and for Christmas 2012, Sweet Potato Pie offers Home Grown Christmas, released November 12. The album contains a baker's dozen

  • Brand New Day from Sweet Potato Pie

    Earlier this week, Mountain Fever Records released Brand New Day, the newest project from Sweet Potato Pie. This North Carolina band combines sincere bluegrass entertainment with a serious message about supporting local farmers and healthy eating. Members include Katie Springer on

  • The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

    This post is a contribution from Christy Reid, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. She will be reporting on her experiences at IBMA as a member of Lou Reid & Carolina. This was my first experience being a part of the