Carolyn Wonderland Takes Dave Alvin-Produced Album ‘Tempting Fate’ on Tour Around U.S.

Edited by JOHN DALY

Carolyn Wonderland the Texas guitar slinger and singer-songwriter will take to the road with the 2021 Tempting Fate Tour, that runs from September 2021 through the end of the year. 

Wonderland is promoting her Alligator Records debut album, Tempting Fate, which drops on Friday, October 8. 

It’s the 11th album for Wonderland, it’s produced by Dave Alvin, and features Wonderland’s six-string and lap steel work, her gritty and emotive vocals and her original songs that blend blues, rock and Americana.

Tempting Fate is a 10-song collection that includes five empassioned originals and one co-write that capture her compelling vocal range from raw and fierce to subtle and gentle. 

Carolyn Wonderland – Courtesy

“Carolyn is unique, strong, soulful and sincere,” said Alvin. “She can pick and belt out the blues with the best of them, but her powerful, melodic vocals and six-string stylings are truly her own. Traditional yet innovative, tough yet tender, Carolyn always sounds like no one else but herself.”

Wonderland has been performing professionally since the age of 15. Her music is a mix of timeless original songs and reinventions of some of her favorites, ranging from blistering electric blues to deep, heartfelt ballads to cosmic country to soulful Tex-Mex. 

She has played all over the world and recently concluded a three-year stint as the lead guitarist in British blues master John Mayall’s Blues Breakers. Mayall personally chose Carolyn for the role formerly filled by Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, and more six-string luminaries.