Carolyn Wonderland

49 And Holding! Brad's Birthday Bash with Carolyn Wonderland, Jackie Don Loe and Junior Clark

Carolyn Wonderland

Jackie Don Loe and Junior Clark

Sat Feb 24

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Carolyn Wonderland - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Carolyn Wonderland
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 2015 Live CD, LIVE TEXAS TRIO is available everywhere. 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, Bobby Perkins, Kevin Lance, 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.

Lucky enough to jam with mentors and friends like
Bob Dylan, Ray Benson, Marcia Ball, Cindy Cashdollar, and the late Eddy Shaver, she's toured with Buddy Guy and Johnny Winter,
sat in with Los Lobos, String Cheese Incident,
Robert Earl Keen, and Ray Wylie Hubbard,
co-wrote tunes with Cindy Cashdollar, Ruthie
Foster, Candye Kane, Sarah Brown and Guy Forsyth,
and recorded extensively with Jerry Lightfoot
and [Dead/Tubes keyboardist] Vince Welnick!

At the 2007 inaugural Road To Austin festival,
she was accompanied by the amazing Bonnie Raitt,
and performed to much acclaim with Kris Kristofferson and Delbert McClinton, backed by Stephen Bruton's all-star band [incidentally, all filmed for a future realease!]

How lucky can one girl get?

Well, with a lot of hard work, just this lucky!
In her words, "I still get to play most every night,
so the Adventure continues; every musical interlude
is a new page, another chance to jump into the Ether."

Carolyn has eight 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. (Carolyn was the singer in this band featuring Jerry, Carolyn and Vince Welnick) ... She and her band have backed up legends like Little Joe Washington, Lavelle White, and Pinetop Perkins.

In addition to Carolyn Wonderland's appearance on Austin City Limits, her music has been featured on prime-time network TV dramas such as NBC's "Homicide" and "Time of Your Life" on Fox... Notably, her biographical "Annie's Scarlet Letter" is the featured soundtrack for Houston NORML's PSA. Appearing in several recent award-winning films, she's a featured artist with an interview in "American Music: Off the Record", is a featured artist in "Texas Burning" and has songs and an appearance in the film "Sno-Cone."

She was once a panelist at the University of Texas LBJ Library's "Instruments of Freedom" Forum with Marcia Ball, Jerry Jeff Walker and Kinky Friedman...

Carolyn is also in a few other notable groups, including Sis DeVille, Austin's all-grrl southern-rock super-group (with Shelley King, Floramay Holliday, Lisa Pankratz, and Anne Marie Harrop)! ... When she's not driving around the country playing music, catch her celebrating Gospel Brunch at Maria's Taco X-Press (in Austin) with the Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers (the first Sunday of most months) raising money for local charities. She's also a performing member [since its inception] of Austin's Instruments For Peace ... and has membership in the Loose Affiliation of Saints and Sinners (with Eldridge Goins, Guy Forsyth, Papa Mali, and several others); many of her songs are featured on L.A.S.A.S.' "Sessions from the Hotel San Jose Rm. 50"...
Jackie Don Loe and Junior Clark - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Jackie Don Loe and Junior Clark
Jackie Don Loe has been performing on guitar for over twenty five years in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. He played for eight years with the Al "TNT" Braggs Show Band from 1990 to 1998, and has appeared on CDs by Amy Jo, Secret Y, Horres, Terry Thompkins, Hudak, Mike Johnson Band and a 45 rpm record by Hippie Stew.
He wrote reviews, articles and the "Guitar Workshop" for SW Blues Magazine from 2004 to 2010 and currently writes for Buddy Magazine. In 2009 he released an all instrumental record "Tracks".
A true Texan, he also backs up noted artists such as Bobby Patterson and Marc Benno. In 2013 he was featured in the documentary film "Blues Conundrum" and it's soundtrack where he wrote six songs.
In 2016 he was inducted as a Buddy Texas Tornado and he is on the board at the Texas Musicians Museum in Downtown Irving. He has hosted the "Sunday Blues Happening" at Nate's Seafood for twelve years

With over 30 years of experience as a musician and performer, Junior Clark has shared the
stage and performed with some of the greats of both blues and rock. Considered a “guitar player’s
guitar player”, with a soulful voice to match, he has recorded studio projects with Bugs Henderson,
Johnny Winter, Jimmie Vaughn and Steve Lukather.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
VOTED TEXAS TORNADO AWARD
Junior drew notice soon after coming on the scene in 1983, with ‘Buddy Magazine’s’ Texas Tornado Award for guitar, an award that includes some of  Texas’ best musicians like
Stevie Ray Vaughn, Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Vaughn, Bugs Henderson and many more.
WON BEST ROCK AND BLUES BAND
While a member of Turnabout, both ‘The Dallas Morning News’ and ‘The Dallas Observer’ recognized
Turnabout, as Top Rock and Blues Band.
In 1984 Junior helped form The Stratoblasters with Bugs Henderson and Jimmy Wallace. The Stratoblasters
were voted Best Blues Act by ‘The Dallas Observer’. They also toured with Johnny Winter
and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. The second generation of the Stratoblasters released two
CDs, worked with Greg Allman and were asked to play a private party for Mick Jagger.
As part of Station One, an all original band based in Dallas, they had three of their original songs
on regular rotation at both local FM rock stations. Due to their popularity this AOB opened shows
for national acts and toured regionally.
At the Dallas International Guitar Show in 2010, Junior played with Bugs Henderson, Jimmy Wallace and his new band, The
Journeymen. Junior continues to play, teach and is working on a solo CD which he plans on releasing
in 2017. He especially enjoys reuniting and jamming with different players from the past
and also playing with younger artists who seek him out to ask questions about Junior’s unique
style. He is an avid promoter of making the public and younger players aware of the great Texas style
players and writers we are losing each year and how they have influenced the artists, who will
continue to play into the future. It is difficult to sum up Junior’s style of music when there are so
many artists who have influenced him: Freddie King, Bugs Henderson, JJ Cale, Allman Brothers
and Peter Green, even though you might find it difficult to tag him with one particular style, but
you won’t forget his dynamic guitar playing and powerful singing voice, once you hear Junior Clark
on stage.
Venue Information:
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081