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Sara Petite

Sound description

Folky bluegrass Americana, which Petite herself decribes as sounding like "a modern-day June Carter."

RIYL

June Carter, Loretta Lynn, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Dolly Parton, Elizabeth Cook, Eve Selis

Audio clips

Sara Petite: "Lead the Parade"

Inception

San Diego , 1976

Influences

June Carter, Iris Dement, Bob Dylan, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, John Prine, Shelby Lynne, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Steve Earl, Patty Griffin, Tom Petty, Madonna, Merle Haggard, Lucinda Williams, Bruce Springsteen, Roseanne Cash

Discography

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Sara Petite was born and raised in the countryside of Sumner, Washington, later relocating to San Diego. Her rural youth helped shaped her songwriting, which often incorporates accordian, pedal steel guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and accordion.

Her song "Coming Home" won the "Best Song Award" in the Country/Americana category in the 2006 Portland Songwriting Contest. The song turned up on a French Country Music compilation CD (Universal Music of France) and on Petite's 2007 album, The United States of Americana (Shut Eye Records).

Her 2009 album features the Sugar Daddies and the Tiger Mountain Boys. In September of that year, she won Best Americana or Country Artist at the San Diego Music Awards. In July 2010, her album Doghouse Rose debuted at number 33 on the Top 40 Americana Album Chart.

Drummer John Kuhlken (Sara Petite’s Sugar Daddies, the Nards, Brawley), passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer, despite having been in remission for several years.

In August 2012, Petite won Best Americana at the San Diego Music Awards, a trophy she won again in October 2013.

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