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Royal Potato Family
Founded2009 (2009)
FounderKevin Calabro, Marco Benevento
GenreAmericana, rock, jazz
Country of originU.S.
LocationBrooklyn, New York
Official websitewww.royalpotatofamily.com

Royal Potato Family is an American independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York. The label's roster includes Marco Benevento, Seth Walker, American Babies, Robert Walter, Holly Bowling, Lukas Nelson, Neal Casal, Mike Dillon, Allison Miller, Superhuman Happiness, and Nolatet. The label was founded in early 2009 by Kevin Calabro and Marco Benevento.


Royal Potato Family was created in 2009 by musician Marco Benevento and his manager/publicist Kevin Calabro as a method to release Benevento's music. Since Benevento's album Me Not Me, the label has added many other artists of varied musical genres, yet who are aligned with the founders' philosophy. "I’d like to think what makes us appealing to other artists as a home for their releases is that we’ve maintained our integrity over the years. We still honestly believe that music can make the world a better place. We want these records to be a soundtrack to people’s lives,” Calabro told NPR.[1] According to Jambase, Royal Potato Family "has built a roster of artists and delivered a catalog of releases worthy of taking note."[2]

Royal Potato Family records is staffed across the United States.[3]

The name Royal Potato Family came from a joke that Bob Dylan told Benevento's original drummer Matt Chamberlain.[4]

Kevin Calabro recorded a TED Talk about "The Music Turns You On" at TEDxChichester, February, 18, 2011.[5]

On May 10, 2017, Calabro appeared on the Publicity Panel at the Relix magazine first-ever Live Music Conference at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York.[6]

Current artists[edit]



Year Album Artist
2017 Life is Not a Football Mike Dillon
2017 Woodstock Sessions Marco Benevento
2017 Love & Murder Leslie Mendelson
2017 Here on Earth Jenny Scheinman
2017 Last of the Acid Cowboys Evolfo
2016 Dropkick Marco Benevento
2016 Functioning Broke Mike Dillon
2016 Gotta Get Back Seth Walker
2016 Otis Was a Polar Bear Allison Miller/Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom
2016 Prometheus Risen Matt Chamberlain & Brian Haas
2016 Epic Battle Between Light & Dark American Babies
2016 Something Real Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
2016 The Story of Fred Short Marco Benevento
2016 The Nashville Session The New Mastersounds
2016 Till the Day I Die Burnell Pines
2016 Dogs Nolatet
2016 Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions Edward David Anderson
2016 1-800-WOLF! WOLF!
2016 Beathoven Reed Mathis/Electric Beethoven
2016 The Wedge + Twist Reimagined For Solo Piano Holly Bowling
2016 Better Left Unsung Holly Bowling
2015 Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined for Solo Piano Holly Bowling
2015 Tweezer Reimagined for Solo Piano Holly Bowling
2015 Arms & Hands Kirk Knuffke
2015 Escape Velocity Superhuman Happiness
2015 Made for Pleasure The New Mastersounds
2015 Orphic Machine Ben Goldberg
2015 Roots Rock 'n' Roll 6 String Drag
2015 Mountains of the Moon Neal Casal
2015 The Purge DRKWAV
2015 WOLF! WOLF!
2015 The Battle for Earth Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
2014 Stark and Red EP American Babies
2014 Band of Outsiders Mike Dillon
2014 Conversations Stanton Moore
2014 Field Notes Wil Blades
2014 Lies & Wishes Ed Anderson/Edward David Anderson
2014 Sky Still Blue Seth Walker
2014 Swift Marco Benevento
2014 This is the Town: A Tribute to Nilsson, Vol.1 Various Artists
2014 Worker Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
2013 A Love Electric: The Naked Beat Todd Clouser/Todd Clouser's A Love Electric
2013 Frames Matt Chamberlain & Brian Haas
2013 Frames Matt Chamberlain/Brian Haas
2013 Get Thy Bearings Robert Walter/Robert Walter's 20th Congress
2013 Hands Superhuman Happiness
2013 Knives and Teeth American Babies
2013 Hands Superhuman Happiness
2013 No Morphine No Lilies Allison Miller/Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom
2013 Songs from the Vanished Frontier Yellowbirds
2013 Willie Sugarcapps Willie Sugarcapps
2013 Sexmob Plays Fellini: The Music of Nino Rota Steven Bernstein
2012 Shimmy Billy Martin & Wil Blades
2012 20th Century Folk Selections Todd Clouser/Todd Clouser's A Love Electric
2012 Gorelick The Dead Kenny Gs
2012 Sweeten the Distance' Neal Casal
2012 TigerFace Marco Benevento
2012 Time Can Change Seth Walker
2012 Urn Mike Dillon
2012 Bandalabra: Live at the Royal Room Skerik
2011 Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil Garage a Trois
2011 Dear Puppeteer Nathan Moore
2011 MMVI The Devil and the Sea
2011 MTO Plays Sly Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
2011 Operation Long Leash The Dead Kenny Gs
2011 The Color Yellowbirds
2011 The Lost Cause Minstrels Grayson Capps
2011 The Physical EP Superhuman Happiness
2011 Race Riot Suite Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
2010 Between the Needles and Nightfall Marco Benevento
2010 Live At the Triple Door Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet
2010 Naked, Stoned, & Stabbed Mushroom
2010 Stay Gold Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
2010 The Rest of My Life Yellowbirds
2009 One Day in Brooklyn Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
2009 Leap of Faith Seth Walker
2009 Power Patriot Garage a Trois
2009 Ben Perowsky Presents: Moodswing Orchestra Moodswing Orchestra
2009 Folk Singer Nathan Moore
2009 Me Not Me Marco Benevento
2008 Rott N Roll Grayson Capps
2008 Invisible Baby Marco Benevento
2007 Songbones Grayson Capps
2007 Seth Walker Seth Walker
2006 Wail & Ride Grayson Capps
2005 Outre Mer Garage a Trois
2005 If You Knew My Mind Grayson Capps


  1. Fields, Lanny. "New Music from American Babies and Marco Benevento on Royal Potato Family". NPR Idea Stations. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Kahn, Andy. "The Royal Potato Family Mixtape Spotify Playlist". Jambase. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. Greenhaus, Mike (January 11, 2011). "Root Down: The Royal Potato Family". Relix Magazine. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  4. "Session #18: Marco Benevento". House Sessions. 2008-02-03. 9.00 minutes in. WEQX-FM 102.7.
  5. "TED Talk"""The Music Turns You On"". TED Talk (YouTube). Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  6. Deflin, Kendall. "Relix To Bring Industry Professionals Together For Inaugural Live Music Conference". Live for Live Music. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  7. "The Royal Potato Family". Discogs. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  8. Collette, Doug (March 24, 2017). "Holly Bowling Re-imagines the Grateful Dead and Phish On Piano at Higher Ground (Show Review)". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  9. Young, Alex (July 1, 2010). "Marco Benevento – Between The Needles and Nightfall". Consequenceofsound.com. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  10. Odell, Jennifer (June 29, 2016). "Mike Dillon, Functioning Broke (Royal Potato Family Records)". Offbeat Magazine 2. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  11. Wyckoff, Geraldine (February 25, 2016). "Nolatet, Dogs (The Royal Potato Family)". Offbeat Magazine. Retrieved 4 May 2017.

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