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Carolyn Wonderland

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“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. For some time after
relocating to Austin from Houston, Wonderland was living out of an old van – flat broke
and looking for a gig. It’s been a tough fight and the experience lends a unique
credibility to her music and to her life. As a constant advocate for the homeless and
peace, the Texas Homeless Network’s John Paul DeJoria Award recognized Wonderland’s
efforts in 2010.

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