Carolyn Wonderland On Mountain Stage Originally from Texas, Carolyn Wonderland digs deep into her powerful rock and roll voice for this session of Mountain Stage.
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Carolyn Wonderland On Mountain Stage

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Carolyn Wonderland On Mountain Stage

Carolyn Wonderland On Mountain Stage

Carolyn Wonderland On Mountain Stage

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Watch The Interview With Carolyn Wonderland on Backstage at Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "I Found the Lions"
  • "What Good Can Drinking Do"
  • "Golden Stairs"
  • "Judgment Day Blues"

Fiery Texas blues rocker Carolyn Wonderland makes her first appearance on Mountain Stage. With incendiary guitar chops and raw, powerful vocals, Wonderland draws instant comparisons to fellow Texans Stevie Ray Vaughan and Janice Joplin.

She developed her distinctive finger-style technique as a child, after her mother banned her from using a pick on the family's Martin guitar, which Wonderland had scratched by playing Townsend-inspired windmills. She began performing as a teen and later with her band the Imperial Monkeys, which opened for and played alongside B.B. King, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy. Wonderland was soon racking up awards from the Houston press, including Best Female Vocalist seven out of eight years running. Now based out of Austin, Wonderland's most recent album, Miss Understood, was produced by Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, and she has a new release scheduled for later this year.

Wonderland is followed by the Mountain Stage band's Julie Adams with her cover of Gillian Welch's "455 Rocket."

This segment originally aired on June 30th, 2011