Texas singer and musician is “Tempting Fate” – Times-Standard
Award-winning Texan singer, songwriter, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Wonderland has released her debut album on Alligator Records, “Tempting Fate”.
The album, his eleventh, was produced by renowned master roots musician Dave Alvin, and features Wonderland’s signature, mind-blowing six-string and lap steel playing, intense vocals and original songs mixing blues, rock and Americana. .
Wonderland has spent the last three years as lead guitarist in Blues Breakers by blues legend John Mayall and has now joined the Alligator Records family as the first female guitar heroine in the label’s 50-year history. But that’s not all. His deep, icy vocals match his note-for-note guitar prowess. And she has a knack for writing songs that sound like instant classics. (For more information about the artist, visit https://carolynwonderland.com.)
Wonderland has enjoyed his time touring and recording with Mayall over the past few years. With the release of Wonderland’s new album on Alligator (and the big tour that will follow), Mayall decided to shed some light on another guitarist, adding the talents of Chicago’s Melvin Taylor to the guitar position.
“It has been an honor to play with John Mayall over the past few years. A life changing experience making me try my best to get into all of these songs, hear that beautiful voice and those signature licks every night. Every day you hear John Mayall sing and play is a… good day, ”said Wonderland. “I’ve learned to be a better musician and conductor, and I’ve played more guitar than I’ve ever had in my guitar-obsessed life since joining the band at the start of 2018. John is so happy and generous to play with. I will miss the camaraderie and crazy adventures with Greg Rzab and Jay Davenport and really look forward to meeting you on the road with the amazing Melvin Taylor on guitar.