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Carolyn Wonderland

  • Strange Brew
  • 5326 Manchaca Rd
  • Austin, TX
  • September 30, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 PM

“Carolyn Wonderland is the real deal! She’s an amazing guitar player. She whistled a solo. She even played the trumpet! And damn, can she sing.� – Los Angeles Times

 “A dollop of Janis Joplin, a slice of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a big load of soulful individuality… that’s Wonderland, a seething-hot Texas singer-guitarist. And she can write, too! Produced by Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson, Miss Understood focuses on tough yet vulnerable blues, but also captures the melodic soul of classic American song… No wonder Dylan is an avowed fan.� – Daniel Gewertz, Boston Herald

 “When she blisters the guitar and cocks her head fetchingly to sing her songs like “I’m Innocent� she stands in the good company of Sue Foley, Debbie Davies, and Bonnie Raitt. But when she whistles, as she does with disarming ease on another of her compositions “I’m the Man,� or picks up the trumpet, she’s one of a kind.� – Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle

 “One of the most impressively powerful voices recently heard anywhere, regardless of sex. Able to boon, cajole, promise and growl with equal power, she plays guitar with much the same forcefulness!� – Matt Weitz, Dallas Observer

 “Carolyn Wonderland’s live shows are just outright phenomenal. Top notch, five-stars, off the meter – whatever the clich., Carolyn and her band meet it…Her voice can be as beautiful as an angel and as powerful as a Class 5 hurricane all within the drop of a hat…One thing’s for certain, some forces – even those barely five feet tall – cannot be contained.� – Dante Dominick, Rockzillaworld Magazine

“Based in Austin, Texas, (Carolyn’s) unique combination of musical mastery adds to the state’s impressive legacy of sonic genius…Wonderland is also an insightful, gutsy, intelligent songwriter with an extremely versatile talent that spans just about every genre you can name…I am happy to report that at last count my total Carolyn mileage is as follows: 2,304 driving miles and 19,544 flying miles. Trust me – if you ever see them live, you’ll understand!� – Kelley Guiney, HotBands.com

Carolyn Wonderland