TESTIMONIALS / PRESS RELEASES
South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association - Don Fritz, 2016
Like many gifted artists, Clover Potter began performing while in her teens. She idolized singers like Brenda Lee, Wanda Jackson, and Patsy Cline. At just sixteen she was the lead singer in a 60's rock & roll band for about three years. The band had several name changes, including "The Twisters," "The X-its," and "Clover and the Four-Leafs."
Clover relocated to Colorado in 1967 where she was part of the Rocky Mountain Jamboree in Denver. She also performed at clubs in various Colorado cities and was a featured artist with the house band at a club in Manitou Springs.
One of the entertainers Clover performed with was Wanda Jackson, whose earlier hit "Let's Have a Party" was a classic rock-a-billy smash. Later she filled in for Wanda at the Golden Nugget for a three-week engagement.
While in Farmington, NM she met and fell in love with musician Tommy Potter. They traveled from coast to coast performing R&B, rock, and country. In the mid-70s Clover attended the famous Brown Institute, which led to a 30-year career as a disc jockey. In the 80s she teamed up with talented daughters Natana, WoAbba, and son Orion, to sing and record gospel music.
In recent years the family added daughter-in-law Stacey, and The Potter Family was born. They have produced three CDs, two of which highlight 50s music, and are releasing their first Christmas CD. In 2011, Clover was inducted into the SD Country Music Hall of Fame, and The Potter Family continues to be in high demand, usually playing for sold-out audiences. They are also working on establishing a theatre in Deadwood.
Clover Potter's powerful, smooth, and soulful voice qualifies her as one of our state's best female singers of all time. If you have the opportunity to see The Potter Family in person, you won't be disappointed.
Rapid City Chamber of Commerce
"The Potter Family provided...entertainment for the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting in 2011. They were professional to work with and did a knock-out job at the event! We enjoyed many compliments resulting from their performance."
Lia Green - Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Past Chairman of the Board 2010-2011
President/General Manager of the New Rushmore Radio
Dennis Gleason Black Hills Community Theater
Dennis Gleason, BHCT managing artistic director, said they were a natural fit for expanding the venue at the theater.
“I’m a fan of theirs. The first show I saw of theirs was the Christmas show, at the Beanery. It made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me nostalgic. And I think that’s a perfect combination for these kind of shows,” Gleason said. “One of the things we wanted to do was expand the doors of the Black Hills Community Theatre, sort of bust it open and not be just a theater anymore. We’ve got this great venue here.”