Small Potatoes

Small Potatoes - Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso.
Small Potatoes - Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso.

Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso are Small Potatoes, a Chicago-based folk duo. They say “it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as ‘Celtic to Cowboy’.”

Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition have made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, “one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit.”

Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso – the Duo Behind the Bio

They both sing, and they both play guitars and an array of other instruments. They even yodel. Twenty-eight years ago, they decided to hit the road.

They might not have had the best plan, but what they did have were great songs and musicianship, and the ability to put on a show. After twenty-eight years, a million and a half miles, and 3500 shows (not to mention five, check that…six Dodge Caravans…) they are listed as a “favorite act” by many coffeehouses, clubs, and house concerts across the U.S. They have made repeat appearances at major folk festivals, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Walnut Valley Festival, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Small Potatoes played these Off Square Music venues: Music at the Market (Woodstock Farmers Market), Sundays on the Square, 1st Wednesday Concert Series at Stage Left Cafe (formerly 4th Fridays), and Every Saturday Virtual Open Mic.

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