With her highly anticipated third CD, “Doghouse Rose,” on her own Sweet P
Records, Sara Petite builds on a quality reputation that has already
led the San Diego-based artist to release two independent CDs (“Tiger
Mountain” and “Lead the Parade) to international acclaim and, with
“Doghouse Rose,” to come out of the box as #3 most added on
AmericanaRadio.org’s chart, #9 on the Roots Rock Report and debut at #33 on the Top Forty Americana Album Chart.
All this attention from Americana Radio is helping this young and very
hard-working artist continue as she has for years to build connections
along with a reputation for quality and memorable melodies. She is on a
constant Radio Promotion Tour with Live On Air Performances, some with a
live in studio audiences that will take her music to fans across the
country during 2010.
International audiences took notice early
when her song “Coming Home” was featured on the compilation CD
“Country,” from Universal Music in France, featuring her alongside
artists like Tim McGraw, Reba McIntyre, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton.
“Coming Home” also appears on Shut Eye Records’ compilation CD, “The
United States of Americana.”
Her songwriting has earned her
many accolades with a multitude of West Coast shows and European tours.
She has been honored in the West Coast Songwriter’s Competition; Great
American Songwriter’s Competition; the International Songwriting
Competition; Great Waters Folk Festival Song Contest; San Diego Music
Awards and she earned the Grand Prize in the 2006 Portland Songwriting
Her touring schedule has found Sara opening for such
major headliners as Todd Snider, Josh Turner, Ralph Stanley, Shooter
Jennings, Dave Alvin, Steve Poltz, Lance Miller,
Richie McDonald, Trent Thomlinson and Bert Jansch.
Her music has been identified as “progressive country,” but it’s more
than that. These classic story songs revive fond memories of history,
home and travels.
With “Doghouse Rose,” Sara follows the
musical path she began laying down on “Tiger Mountain” and “Lead the
Parade” though this time it is tempered with a taste of the more rocking
but still roots-based music of artists such as Steve Earle.
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