Carolyn Wonderland :: Peace Meal


Omdat ze nogal eens, en terecht, vergeleken wordt met Janis Joplin begint de Texaanse Carolyn Wonderland haar CD Peace Meal met een cover van Joplin: What Good Can Drinkin’ Do. En die is ronduit verbluffend: ook Wonderland klinkt alsof ze drie pakjes sigaretten per dag rookt en als ontbijt een fles whiskey drinkt. Daarnaast covert ze Muddy Waters, Elmore James en Bob Dylan. Haar eigen nummers, die soms richting Bonnie Raitt gaan, vallen bepaald niet uit de toon. En dus is Peace Meal haar beste CD tot nu toe. Joplin heeft echt een troonopvolgster.

Carolyn Wonderland has never forgotten where she came from. On her new album Peace Meal (Bismeaux), she brings the hard-won lessons of her own blessed life together with stories from some of the world’s best-known and most beloved songwriters (Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Robert Hunter, Elmore James, and Robert Johnson) to create a musical menu of sustaining, satisfying songs that offers musical food for thought to her growing legions of fans. 
Produced by a stellar cast of Grammy Award winners including long-time supporter and inspiration, Ray Benson (a nine-time Grammy winner who produced Carolyn’s 2008 breakthrough album Miss Understood), two-time Grammy winner Larry Campbell (the force behind The Band drummer Levon Helm and his recent comeback) and founding Monkee, Michael Nesmith. The album was recorded at Benson’s Bismeaux Studios in Austin and also at Helm’s studio in Woodstock, NY. 

1. What Good Can Drinkin’ Do
2. Victory of Flying
3. Onbly God Knows When
4. St. Marks
5. Golden Stairs
6. Dust My Broom
7. I Can Tell
8. Usurper
9. No Exception
10. Meet Me In the Morning
11. Two Trains
12. Shine On 
Carolyn-Wonderland–Peace Meal–Bio 


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