Often mentioned in the same sentences as Texas legends Janis Joplin and Steve Ray Vaughan (references that leave the modest Wonderland "floored, humbled and thrilled"), Wonderland also shares with these lost legends the legacy of a bumpy road to fame. Growing up in Houston, the young Wonderland put aside her dolls in favor of a guitar and spent hours each day doing what her heart hungered for. Wonderland desperately wanted to make it in music, but found it difficult in Texas' overstuffed scene. Taking such Houston influences as Little Screamin' Kenny (who she cites as one of her favorite songwriters) and Doug Sahm with her, Wonderland headed to Austin, the heart of the American music world, and soon found herself flat broke and literally living in a van by the river.
After months of scratching and clawing and taking any gig she could, Wonderland began to rise above the thick twangy crowd and make a name for herself. Playing solo and with her group the Imperial Monkeys, Wonderland soon found herself in ever-better company, playing alongside and for the likes of Los Lobos, Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) and Bob Dylan. Hit albums began to roll off her fingers and Wonderland was invited to appear on such television shows as Austin City Limits, Time of Your Life and Homicide.
"Come on in, the water's fine. If it gets too deep, I'll throw you a line." - Carolyn Wonderland, "Usurper"
Come to the show. Bring a friend. Bring your spouse. Bring your favorite beverage. But most of all bring a warm smile and a great Eden welcome to the artists coming to our home. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show. But hurry, this show is expected to sell out, and there will be no standing room tickets sold. For tickets and info, call the Eden City Office at 869-2211 or visit www.edentexas.com. Please note this is an outdoor venue so please dress accoringly & unfortunately there will be no rain checks.
Green Apple Art Center (View)
301 S. Main Street
Eden, TX 76837
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|