New Review from Hyperbolium

Powerful Country-Tinged Autobiography 

Sara Petite - Road less Traveled 

BY HYPERBOLIUM 
JULY 4, 2017 

 

Eleven years from her debut, Tiger Mountain, the title of Sara Petite’s latest album is at odds with the miles of experience in her voice. What had once been a musical pastime turned into a sanity-saving career choice, that in turn transformed her personal struggles into artistic fuel. This latest set explores intimate themes of restlessness, desire, discovery, love, loss and recovery, and though the shuffling rhythms and moody horns suggest Johnny Cash, there’s a delicate vulnerability in Petite’s voice that Cash’s baritone couldn’t have sustained. Petite makes palpable the broken heart of “Getting Over You” with lyrical detail whose innocuousness turns out to be its revelation. She turns in an original drinking song with “Monkey on My Back,” and finds self-confidence in the surreal Tom Petty-influenced dream of “Good 2 B Me.” Recorded with her band (who get a terrific showcase on the swampy “Sweet Pea Patch”), rather than the Nashville studio hands of her earlier releases, the album has a more organic and exploratory feel - both of which complement an artist who’s fully come into her own as an autobiographical writer. If you’ve been following Petite’s career, you’ll be pleased with her continuing growth as an artist, and if you’re new, this is a great place to jump in. [©2017 Hyperbolium]

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2 comments

  • chirstian

    chirstian la

    "roadless traveled" wow what a song and it is very nice to hear

    "roadless traveled" wow what a song and it is very nice to hear

  • Janet scrivnor

    Janet scrivnor Ramona ca

    I saw you at the Ramona library thought you we're great I got your new cd it's the only cd I listen to when I'm driving my Pick up can't wait to see you again.

    I saw you at the Ramona library thought you we're great I got your new cd it's the only cd I listen to when I'm driving my Pick up can't wait to see you again.

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