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Wonderland: "Peace Meal"
Carolyn Wonderland is a singer/songwriter/pianist/ trumpeter/guitarist
from Texas. She began performing solo as a teen and
then later with her band the Imperial Monkeys. While
firmly entrenched in blues-rock, Wonderland and her
group sport a diverse range of other influences, from
country to zydeco to surf to Latin to boogie, and even
jazz. The group has performed and toured with such similarly
minded predecessors as B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Buddy
Guy, the Allman Brothers, Delbert McClinton, and Buddy
Foster: "Live At Antone's"
"... It captures her with an expanded and very hot
band in front of a rowdy crowd at Austin's legendary hot
spot Antone's. Foster cherry-picks selections predominantly
from her previous two studio albums, and interestingly,
only includes three of her own compositions out of the
14 cuts here. Still, interpretations of songs from Lucinda
Williams ("Fruits of My Labor"), Patty Griffin
("When It Don't Come Easy"), and even Sister
Rosetta Tharpe ("Up Above My Head [I Hear Music in
the Air])" are stamped with her commanding, church-influenced
vocals and arrangements that find the deep soul in everything
she touches. Guitarist Hadden Sayers gets to showcase
his sweet "Back to the Blues," sung as a duet
with Foster, but things get really bluesy on a scorching
version of O.V. Wright's "A Nickel and a Nail."