Another sell-out crowd is expected at the Odeon theater for the Carolyn Wonderland concert Saturday February 16. Ticket sales are brisk so make your reservations NOW!..Reservations are $20 per person and must be made in advance.
An Austin Music Award winner for Best Female Vocalist and Best Blues Band, Wonderland is internationally heralded as one of the best vocalists in her adopted hometown of Austin, Texas. She has also been highly touted as a guitar goddess and is quickly making a name for herself in her highly competitive neighborhood and far beyond.
Carolyn Wonderland has never forgotten where she came from. On her new album Peace Meal. she brings the hard-won lessons of her own blessed life together with stories from some of the world’s best-known and most beloved songwriters (Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Robert Hunter, Elmore James, and Robert Johnson) to create an album of great songs that offers musical food for thought to her growing legions of fans.
Often mentioned in the same sentences as Texas legends Janis Joplin and Steve Ray Vaughan (references that leave Wonderland “floored, humbled and thrilled”), Wonderland also shares with these lost legends the legacy of a bumpy road to fame. Carolyn desperately wanted to make it in music, but found it difficult in Texas’ overstuffed music scene. After months and years of scratching and clawing and taking any gig she could, Wonderland began to rise above the crowd and make a name for herself.
Recently married to famed funnyman A. Whitney Brown, Wonderland’s life has taken a number of turns for the better. Even so, Peace Meal ponders the darker issues of life. The opening track (“What Good Can Drinkin’ Do”) is a rarely heard Joplin composition. One would think that Carolyn might have been tempted to cover Janis earlier, considering the many comparisons she has politely deflected throughout her career. But as Carolyn reasons, “Growing up in Texas, young girls learn to only sing Janis’ songs in private.” It wasn’t until the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame asked her to perform in a Joplin tribute event in 2009 that Carolyn got comfortable with the idea.
From classic Blues licks to gospel crooning and her famous whistling to peace anthems, Wonderland pulls out all the stops to give music fans all they can handle.
Make your reservations by calling Dennis or K Evans at 325 347 6781 or by filling out the form below and sending it along with your check to CONCERT P.O. BOX 1599 MASON, TX 76856. Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received. Showtime is 7:00PM and doors open at 6:30.