A Place For Everyone is an investigation of balancing Sonia's New Orleans with the life she's built in Atlanta. It starts with her account of having to take a final exam on Mardi Gras morning in an environment that just doesn't get it, and ends with "Comfort and Light," a meditation on personal growth. This album more clearly bears the country and Americana influence she's been exploring with Roxie Watson than her previous album, Own Way Home. However, I still think Sonia's at her best with her epic rock songs like "Bosom of Abraham," a magisterial piece that enlists no less than the harmonies and mandolin of Amy Ray herself.
If I may submit a gentle critique, it's that A Place For Everyone is not as consistent as her previous releases. While the songs are unified by theme, they feel a little schizophrenic musically. While most of the songs grabbed me, some of them left me hanging. That's to be expected of someone as prolific as Tetlow, though, and, as always, when her music is good, it's out of this world.
Angel of St. Martinville
Bosom of Abraham
Sonia Tetlow -- Official, Roxie Watson, Purchase physical CD from Louisiana Music Factory, Purchase mp3s from Amazon
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