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Spring 2018

Photo by Kevin Lance Photography!

After this week in Texas:
Friday 23 – The Last Concert Cafe – Houston, TX
Saturday 24 -Six Springs Tavern – Richardson, TX
Sunday 25 – Carolyn & Shelley King duo at OSMF Open House
Tuesday 27 – Carolyn is Ernie Durawa’s guest at Durawa Tuesdays Backstage – Austin, TX
Wednesday 28 – Austin Music Awards

We’ll be gearing up to hit the road for a post SXSW Spring Tour (dates in the post) while Carolyn studies furiously for her first gig as John Mayall’s guitar player at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 29!

Spring 2018 Kevin Lance photo

January NE Tour


Bundle up and come snuggle with us by the fire of our collective waves unifying on our NE tour!

Thu 11 – Bull Run – Shirley, MA

Fri 12 – Narrows Center for the Perfoming Arts – Fall River, MA

Sat 13 – Massry Center – Albany, NY

Sun 14 – Hill Country BBQ – FREE SHOW – NYC

Tue 16 & Wed 17 – Abilene – Rochester, NY

Fri 19 – Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, NY

Sat 20 – The Falcon – Marlboro, NY

Shelley King will be joining us from NYC – Marlboro on this run!


Then we head back to Texas!

Sat 27 – The Backstage at El Mercado – Austin, TX



Thu 1 – Main Street Crossing – Tomball, TX

Sat 10 – SlimFest – Starlight Theater – Terlingua, TX

Fri 16 – Sam’s Burger Joint w/ Jeff Plankenhorn – San Antonio, TX

Sat 17 – One-2-One Bar – Austin, TX

Fri 23 – Last Concert Cafe – Houston, TX

Sat 24 – Six Springs Tavern – Richardson, TX

Tue 27 – Carolyn is Ernie Durawa’s Guest at The Backstage – Austin, TX



Mar 3 – 10 – Carolyn & Shelley King duo play all week at the Zihuatanejo Guitar Festival – Zihuatanejo (and surrounding areas) – MEXICO

Mar 13 -18 – be on the lookout for SXSW appearances in and around Austin, TX.…

Oh What Fun to Collaborate!

Guy Forsyth & Carolyn Wonderland Texas Toast the Holidays 2017!
Tons of special guests and a slightly irreverent take on the music that is the holidays!



This is going to be a great collaboration celebrating authors and musicians of Texas Music on Dec 18 in Austin.


…and THIS was simply TOO MUCH FUN! Be on the lookout for the return of Amy Helm Presents SKYLARK in the future!

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


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”).…