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:
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!…
Carolyn is set to play the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, NV on September 27. The lineup is chock full of blues legends like B.B. King, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Charlie Musselwhite. Tickets at http://bigbluesbender.com/…
Carolyn embarks on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise from October 4-11. Lineup includes Eric Burdon, Los Lobos, and fellow Austinite Ruthie Foster! Tickets at http://bluescruise.com/
Carolyn was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition on Sunday Jan, 8th to talk about the new album Peace Meal. Have a listen at the link.
Check out the June issue of Guitar Player on stands now! Thank you, Matt Blackett for a great article!…
arolyn Wonderland is being praised unanimously for her new album ‘Peace Meal’ (Bismeaux Records) that finds her collaborating with producers Larry Campbell, Ray Benson and the Monkees’ Michael Nesmith.
Critics are heralding the album for capturing the high energy of Wonderland’s electric live shows and displaying the raw talent that has made her a legend of Texas, and a huge hit in performances across the US and abroad. Check out what critics are saying about Wonderland’s brilliant ‘Peace Meal’:
“Texas’ blues machine [Carolyn Wonderland] churns out a keeper.” – USA Today
“Relaxed, accomplished and roadhouse-dirty, “Peace Meal” is the sound of a veteran artist who knows exactly who she is, playing straight to her considerable strengths.” – Newark Star-Ledger
“The greatest Southern blues voice of all time, part whiskey, part wolf-mother in heat.” – Houston Press
“She can wail with the best of them.” – All Music Guide
“I can’t decide whether I like her raspy, lush-toned vocals or soulful and skillful guitar playing better, but luckily I don’t have to choose!” – Guitar World
“Live, the woman reaches down deep and essentially turns herself inside out. Her music will do the same to you.” – Rochester City Newspaper
“Establishes her as an artist to be reckoned with.” – About.com
“Wonderland can perform enough vocal gymnastics to scare an American Idol contestant and play enough hot licks to make guitar freaks weep with joy.…
“Carolyn Wonderland is the real deal! She’s an amazing guitar player. And damn, can she sing.” – Los Angeles Times
On ‘Peace Meal’ (9.27, Bismeaux Records), “blues guitar goddess” (NY Post) Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet and the grit of a survivor. Best known for her astounding vocal energy and musicianship, Wonderland is a true legend in her time, equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis Joplin and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
‘Peace Meal’ is a career benchmark for Wonderland. She collaborated with expert producers Larry Campbell, Ray Benson and famed musical impresario Michael Nesmith of The Monkees. Not one to take comparisons to Joplin Joplin lightly, Wonderland dug deep into Joplin’s vault to find a rare, bootleg recorded in Austin of the little-known gem “What Good Can Drinkin’ Do.” Additional stand-out tracks include the Vince Welnick / Robert Hunter composition “Golden Stairs” as an epic goose-bump-inducing ride, “Two Trains,” a tribute to Wonderland’s Houston mentors like Little Screamin’ Kenny and Wonderland’s fresh take on Bob Dylan’s “Meet Me In The Morning.”
‘Peace Meal’ shows just how far Wonderland has come in her career, touring non-stop across three continents, performing on PBS’ Austin City Limits, and a Janis Joplin tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and collaborating with a long list of luminaries such as Levon Helm, Guy Forsyth, Susan Tedeschi and John Jorgenson.…