Saturday, July 25, 2009

Carolyn Wonderland

Carolyn Wonderland was on Austin City Limits tonight. I stumbled onto her about three years and immediately sent for a CD (I know, CDs are so yesterday). She's a little like a Janis Joplin with a hot guitar who writes her own material. As an old Blues lover it's nice to know the kids are still playing it.

A mandolin?

It's amazing that an old Robert Johnson tune written 75 years ago, played virtually note for note, is still fresh.


Doug said...

Wow!! I'm diggin that first one, "Walk On". I haven't heard of her, but of course I haven't been keeping up with the new stuff lately. Is her recorded performances as good as her live performances?

Gunnar Berg said...

Doug of the Northland,
Oh yeah. She's the real deal. Just when I think it's all going to hell in a Britney basket, someone like this comes along.

Margadant said...

The syle is reminicent of that zydeco girl I was so taken with in New Orleans.