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Where’s Wonderland? Late Sept – Early Nov 2017

Where’s Wonderland, you ask?

After a nice summer tour and some recuperation, we’ve been lucky enough to play with friends and raise money for folks who need it when we can. Had a lovely time playing the Benefit for Harvey Survivors with Guy Forsyth and his amazing crew at Antone’s, felt good to play for HAAM day with Shelley King at Whole Foods. Thanks for being at the shows that bring us all together.

We had a great time at the Blues Bender in Las Vegas!!! So good to hear so many artists and hang out with friends old and new. Intrepid (our awesome booking agency) had a great bunch of bands playing all week! Thanks to Eric McFadden, Anne Harris, Queen Delpine, and Nick Schnebelen for jamming with us!

Catch a live one here:

Late SEPT:

Sat 16 – Carolyn Wonderland Band plays Heights Theater with special guest John Egan – Houston, TX

Tuesday 19 – Carolyn plays with Ruthie Foster, Jane Ellen Bryant, Nina Diaz, Suzanna Choffel, and Patricia Vonne at She Factory’s Song Pool: a songwriter in the round with stories, songs, and other surprises. Townsend – Austin, TX

Fri 22- Carolyn Wonderland Band with special guest The Mighty Orq at Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall – San Antonio, TX

Sat 23 – Carolyn Wonderland Band and Papa Mali melt into each others’ sets all night long at One-2-One – Austin, TX

Fri & Sat 29 & 30 – Carolyn Wonderland Band plays 7 pm both days at the Western Days Festival at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville, TX

OCTOBER:

Fri 6 – Carolyn Wonderland Band plays the Daytona Blues Festival – Daytona, FL

Sat 7 – Carolyn Wonderland Band opens for Tinsley Ellis at Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton, FL

Sun 8 – Carolyn Wonderland Band at Earl’s Hideaway – Sebastian, FL

Thur 12 – Carolyn Wonderland Band at Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC

Fri 13 – Carolyn Wonderland Band at First Ward Fall Festival – Charlotte, SC

Sun 15 – Carolyn Wonderland Band at Pleasure Island Jazz, Seafood, & Blues Festival – Kure Beach, NC

Fri 20 – Carolyn Wonderland Band at Bugle Boy – La Grange, TX

Sat 21 – Carolyn Wonderland Band with TX KGB Band at Poodie’s – Spicewood, TX

Fri 27 – Carolyn joins an all star cast at this fundraising blues party for HOME at Antone’s – Austin, TX

Sat 28 – Double Header Alert!…

New album “Moon Goes Missing”!

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Carolyn Wonderland releases her 10th album, her follow up to 2015’s “Live Texas Trio”. Her prior studio release, “Peace Meal” (in 2011), reached Top 10 on Billboard’s Blues chart. The qualities that have cemented her notoriety as one of today’s top blues, rock, and Americana performing artists are on full display with this new release. Featuring 8 original songs and 3 covers. 

Carolyn says, “It is worth celebrating new music. It is an interesting time to try and release albums. Moon Goes Missing is a collection of songs I was lucky enough to record. It’s happily all over the map. Ty Taylor from Vintage Trouble makes a guest appearance on a song we cowrote, “Hellfire Bitters,” Guy Forsyth guests on a reworking of Bob Dylan’s “Brand New Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat.” (The additional verses on “Pillbox” were from 2004 when Bob asked me to write response verses. I did! It was fun! Figured I should get around to recording it before it fades from my fingers.) The band (Kevin Lance, Bobby Perkins, and myself) were joined by the aforementioned Ty Taylor and Guy Forsyth; Shelley King, Marcia Ball, Red Young, Cole El-Saleh, Shelley Cox, and Oliver Steck on some tracks.…

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Official release date June 9!

Track Listing:

  1. Moon Goes Missing (Carolyn Wonderland)
  2. Open Eyes (Carolyn Wonderland)
  3. Hellfire Bitters ft. Ty Taylor (Taylor / Wonderland / Lance / El-Saleh)
  4. Can’t Nobody Hide From God (Blind Willie Johnson)
  5. Swamp (Carolyn Wonderland)
  6. Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat ft. Guy Forsyth (Bob Dylan)
  7. She Wants To Know (K. M. Blanchet aka Little Screamin’ Kenny)
  8. To Be Free (Carolyn Wonderland)
  9. Every Time You Go (Carolyn Wonderland)
  10. Come Together (Ruthie Foster / Carolyn Wonderland)
  11. Bad to the Bone (George Thorogood)

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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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