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Thanks for your messages of concern. I am recovered from my recent surgery and am running close to full steam. I went on tour with John Mayall three weeks after getting my bionic hip and was off the cane, walking fairly normally (for me) about a month in to the trip. Man, that was a crazy tour! John’s Spring European tour hit 15 countries, 46 shows, in 55 days – and his new release, “Nobody Told Me” even reached number one on the Blues charts while we were touring. The shows were fun, the band was grooving, and my boss is a tank! We return for 60 days this fall after a couple of legs in the US.

I have enjoyed my time at home getting to play with Sis Deville, Shelley King, and Marcia Ball! It occurs to me that the only chance one has to see the Carolyn Wonderland Band (featuring the stellar and interstellar Kevin Lance and Bobby Perkins) in Texas for the next few months will be this coming Thursday, May 30th, at Antone’s. We’re playing with the amazing Davy Knowles! Doors at 7, show at 8

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I’m on the road with John Mayall in June hitting the following:

June 13, 14, 15, 16 – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA

June 18 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR

June 19 – The Shedd – Eugene, OR

June 20 – Tower Theatre – Bend, OR

June 22 – Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA

June 23 – Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA

June 25 – Crest Theatre – Sacramento, CA

June 26 – The Siren – Morro Bay, CA

June 28 – Club Madrid at Sunset Station – Henderson, NV

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Then I’ll come home, throw the clothes in the wash, repack, and take Kevin, Bobby, and Shelley Cox back out on the road!

 

Carolyn Wonderland Curtain Call Fort Worth. Photo: Kevin Lance Photography

New Year’s Eve. You likely have plans. Perhaps we’ll see you in Houston at the Last Concert Cafe with Moses Guest and the Hightailers? Before you go, be sure to check your local PBS station and record in whatever manner you may the Austin City Limits’ Hall of Fame show, airing that evening. Marcia Ball, Ray Charles, and Los Lobos were inducted this year! The musical guests will blow your mind. I am super grateful to Marcia Ball for asking me to join her amazing menagerie of musicians. Here’s a clip of Ruthie Foster, Shelley King, and me, with the badass house band backing up Gary Clark, Jr. (from Rolling Stone) https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/gary-clark-jr-night-time-is-the-right-time-acl-770296/

 

The new John Mayall album drops this February! Pre Order “Nobody Told Me” now and instantly get the song “Distant Lonesome Train” co-written by Joe Bonamassa, who also plays guitar on two songs. Other special guests include Little Stevie Van Zandt, Todd Rundgren, RUSH’s Alex Lifeson, Larry McCray, and yours truly. (That’s me attempting to channel my inner Cindy Cashdollar on “Distant Lonesome Train”) Fun record! I look forward to playing these songs live soon!    

  PRE ORDER LINK: smarturl.it/6du2y0

I had such a lovely time on our short November So Cal run with John, Greg Rzab, and Jay Davenport!…

GOOD NEWS and Tour Dates

Here’s some NEWS we’re thrilled to share:

Carolyn Wonderland is joining John Mayall’s band!

“It is a true honor to get to play in John Mayall’s band with Greg Rzab & Jay Davenport! I am looking forward to this adventure and promise to continue woodshedding to be up to the task of backing up such a great man and legendary player.”  ~Carolyn

Carolyn will still tour regularly with Kevin Lance, Bobby Perkins (along with Shelley Cox managing tours and the amazing Shelley King joining in when she can) in her band, too. So, catch her when and where you can! (Hint, it won’t be at home as much!)

Behold! The future:

April:
Thu 5 – Coffee House Live at St Andrew’s – Houston, TX

Sat 7 – Saxon Pub – Austin, TX

Carolyn will be joining Shelley King & Patrice Pike for a NY Run:
Sun 15 – Open House at Levon Helm Studio – Woodstock, NY
Tue 17 – The Lodge – Woodstock, NY
Wed 18 – The Falcon – Marlboro, NY
Thur 19 – The Turning Point – Piermont, NY

Back with the Carolyn Wonderland Band
Sat 21 – Levy Park – Houston, TX

Sun 29 – 2 very different shows in New Orleans, LA!!!…