Y’all know me, I’m the short one with the red hair and big mouth often holding a Telecaster.
For those of you unacquainted, I’d love to introduce the band: (you can find bios at the “band” link!)
Kevin Lance (drums and vocals) and I first played together on a fun weekly experimental round robin rambler gig with Matt Hubbard, Cole Berg (then Cole El-Saleh) and Charlie Prichard at Austin’s Ruta Maya around 2005(ish). When we’re not on tour, you can often find him with the Texas Tycoons, Nakia, and other super fun gigs. Kevin has been driving this band from behind that kit since 2014. That’s him on “Moon Goes Missing” https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/moon-goes-missing/1239984437
Here’s a link to his bio: http://carolynwonderland.com/band/kevin-lance/
Greg Rzab (bass) and I first met when he was playing in Buddy Guy’s band and my band had the honor of opening a run of shows for them in the mid to late nineties. We’d run into each other on the road, as musicians do, and subsequently he recommended me to play with him and Jay Davenport in John Mayall’s band. I’m happy to report I could still speak after pulling my jaw off the floor and uttered “yes,” and have happily been in John’s band since this Spring.…Read More
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:
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!!!…Read More
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!Read More
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.…Read More
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, 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!…Read More
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