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Carolyn Wonderland’s live album debut is here! Even with the success of studio albums in 2008 (Miss Understood) and again in 2011 (Peace Meal), those who have been fortunate enough to witness, Carolyn shines brightest in live performance, winning legions of fans with her take-no-prisoners approach to the stage. So it made perfect sense to capture that energy of her trio in a full-length album, and even better, to do it in a trio of Texas’ most famous packed houses, Antone’s in Austin, Kessler Theatre in Dallas and Last Concert Café in Houston.

“The reigning queen of Austin blues, Carolyn Wonderland sparks fire on guitar and soulful fury in the force of her vocal grit. Since 2011’s Peace Meal, reveling in Wonderland’s rough and raw Janis Joplin-esque howl and burn-down blues, she’s lent her impeccable riffs to a number of albums, including the LP from the Stooges’ James Williamson, Re-licked.” – Austin Chronicle

 

The result is Live Texas Trio and in addition to Carolyn, her bandmates Cole El-Saleh on keys and bass and Rob Hooper on drums, she invited guests Guy Forsyth and Shelley King on several tracks. Opening with a blistering take on Leon Russell’s “Palace Of The King,” the collection mixes a combination of tasteful covers (Doug Sahm, Blind Willie Johnson, Larry Campbell) with new originals (including one co-write with Ruthie Foster), and live versions of favorites from prior studio albums (“Walk On”, “Only God Knows When”).…

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Happy Guy Forsyth's Birthday!
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A BENEFIT FOR HAAM - the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians! Join a host of Austin's finest musicians as we celebrate the life and legacy of the one and only Guy Forsyth in the only way we know how: by singing his songs!! Artists scheduled to appear include Carolyn Wonderland, Wendy Colonna, Patrice Pike, Charlie Faye and the Fayettes, The Belle Sounds, Chris Beall and Lonnie Trevino Jr of the South Austin Moonlighters, Shelley King, Jeska Bailey, Fairbanks and the Lonesome Light, Ginger Leigh, Akina Adderley, Kacy Crowley, Suzanna Choffel, Nevada Newman, Jeff and Nina Botta, the Reverent Few, and many, many more!!!

First Annual Guy Forsyth Birthday Hoot Night at the Saxon Pub

November 30, 2016, 9:00pm - November 30, 2016, 11:55pm

The Saxon Pub

A BENEFIT FOR HAAM - the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians! Join a host of Austin's finest musicians as we celebrate the life and legacy of the one and only Guy Forsyth in the only way we know how: by singing his songs!! Artists scheduled to appear include Carolyn Wonderland, Wendy Colonna, Patrice Pike, Charlie Faye and the Fayettes, The Belle Sounds, Chris Beall and Lonnie Trevino Jr of the South Austin Moonlighters, Shelley King, Jeska Bailey, Fairbanks and the Lonesome Light, Ginger Leigh, Akina Adderley, Kacy Crowley, Suzanna Choffel, Nevada Newman, Jeff and Nina Botta, the Reverent Few, and many, many more!!!

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For #givingtuesday I'm going to post a few songs and links to charitable organizations that I'd love for you to be aware of and hopefully support.

First up, #doctorswithoutborders
Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

I wrote this song last year. It is available on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/album/room-at-the-inn-single/id1069179374
all of my proceeds from this will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

Is There Room at the Inn

Is there room at the inn
For me and my kin?
We're all standing in the doorway
Hoping you might be a friend
and let us in...
Tell me, is there any room at the inn?

Is there a place I could be?
Doesn't anybody in the world want me?
I work proudly all day with my hands
I can make gardens sprout straight from the sand
Until they took it all away from me...
Tell me, is there any place I can be?

You've got nothing to fear
I thank God every day he brought me here
Hard times come for us all
We all need someone to help us when we fall
We followed the stars and crossed the waters
For a chance at life for our sons and daughters

Is there room in your heart
For those whose homes have been blown apart?
My children have seen too much of the fight
I wonder will they ever sleep through the night?
We just need a place we can start...
Tell me, is there any room in your heart?

Is there room at the inn
For my family to finally begin
To piece our lives together and finally unpack?
Everything we own is right here in this sack
And I've grown weary from explaining why the grown men still attack
Kids without sin...
Tell me, is there any room at the inn?

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Carolyn Wonderland shared The Nobelity Project's Give the Gift of Reading. ...

Give the gift of reading - This Giving Tuesday and all season, our Holiday Cards fund library books for Kenyan students who have none. With every donation, you get cards to give to others--perfect for everyone on your gift list! For more details: www.nobelity.org/holiday-campaign Thanks to Tito's Handmade Vodka for matching donations above $250! (Be sure to turn up the sound to hear these kids read "Where the Wild Things Are"). And join Turk and Christy at The Turk Wine Giving Tuesday Happy Hour - Grove Winebar Westlake 6317 Bee Caves Rd. - Tuesday, 11/29, 5 - 8 p.m.

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