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Mashed Potato Records is an indie record label run by Duff Thompson & Steph Green, currently based in Canada.


MPR has been a DIY, artist-run project since its inception. Its history began with a recording project in 2016, when songwriter/musicians Bill Howard and Duff Thompson set out to capture some of the songwriters who were part of a small community of New Orleans-based artists they admired. Setting up a borrowed reel-to-reel in living rooms, vans, and other makeshift spaces, they recorded over 150 live tracks over the course of just a few months. The following year, Thompson and songwriter/musician Sam Doores set up a home recording studio, which they ran together intermittently for a little over a year (Feb-May 2017, and Feb-June 2018). They worked almost exclusively with old Ampex tape machines and an assortment of other vintage equipment. During that time, songwriter/musician Steph Green stepped in to collaborate on creating a record label that could be home to this musical output, leading to the double-release label debut, Mashed Potato Records Vol I and Mashed Potato Records Vol II. The two compilations feature favored songs from the 2016 and 2017 recording sessions, and are a time capsule of the songwriter community featured on them.


Although we appreciate every artist who takes the time to send us their music, we are currently not taking on any new projects.


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