Carolyn Wonderland is a multi-award winning artist from Texas. She just won Best Female Vocalist (not bad for a guitar picker!) at the 2011/12 Austin Music Awards. Previously, she and her band were named Austin's Best Blues Band at the 2009 Austin Music Awards where Carolyn picked up the award for Best Female Vocalist, too! No stranger to awards, Carolyn has several from the Houston Music Awards (Best Guitarist, Musician of the Year, Release of the Year, Single of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, Best Blues Band, among others)! Carolyn, her band and friends were recently featured on PBS's Austin City Limits with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Her 2011 Bismeaux release, "Peace Meal" (recorded in Austin at Bismeaux and Woodstock, NY at Levon Helm's Studio) has been in the top ten iTunes Blues Chart, Top Twenty Americana Playlist and has found folks talking about Carolyn's music from House of Blues Radio's Elwood's BluesMobile to Don Imus, from Guitar Player Magazine to the Huffington Post. Carolyn is proud to announce her band's partnership with www.WhyHunger.org while on tour (and at home shows!) the band donates 10% of sales to this amazing organization. Please DO check them out! "Peace Meal" has been critically lauded and is the follow up to the 2008 CD, "Miss Understood" (produced by Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson) which has been on the charts and in rotation since it's release and has been featured on many "Best of" lists. She, Cole El-Saleh, Rob Hooper, and Shelley Cox have toured most of the States, and Europe, and Japan ... perpetually on the road ... only landed in jail once (knock on wood) for peacefully protesting the war.
Carolyn has nine releases of her own, and her music has been featured on tons of compilations from a live version of "Misunderstood" from 2008's Blues on the Green on KGSR's Broadcasts [Vol. 16], (benefiting the SIMS foundation) to XIT (Ten in Texas) where Carolyn sings Billy Joe Shaver's "Honky Tonk Heroes" with Asleep at the Wheel, to Palo Duro's Texas Unplugged [Vol. 2] where Cindy Cashdollar and Carolyn Wonderland play an acoustic instrumental they composed together, "Turtle Bayou Turnaround", to Ruf's Guitar Women anthology ... and lots more. It is also recommended you find "Texistentialism" from Jerry Lightfoot's Band of Wonder