Takes Awards For Best Blues Artist And Best Guitarist

Every song showcases Wonderland’s never-waste-a-note guitar work and warm, soaring vocals. There may not be a better album this season.
—Living Blues

Wonderland's astonishing playing and soulful, sophisticated singing place this record above all others in her catalog.

Rich, bluesy, raspy, lush-toned vocals…soulful, skillful guitar playing...down-and-dirty, gospel-infused [and] rollicking.
Guitar World

#7 Best Blues Album Of 2021— MOJO

On Tuesday, March 8, Texas guitar slinger, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Wonderland won two top 2021/2022 Austin Music Awards. In addition to winning for Best Blues Artist, Wonderland took home the award for Best Guitarist. Wonderland is thrilled with the recognition, saying, "Thank you for the supreme honor of winning both Best Blues Artist and Best Guitarist in a city that is full of players who could easily wipe the floor with my ass without breaking a sweat."

The ceremony was held at Emo's in Austin, and was presented by the Society for the Preservation of Texas Music, The Austin Chronicle, and Capital Metro. The show raised funds for the artist-serving nonprofit, the SIMS Foundation. Full list of winners can be found here.

Master musician Dave Alvin, who produced Wonderland's Alligator Records 2021 debut Tempting Fate, says he is "extremely happy for her wins.... I'm very proud and honored to have produced Tempting Fate, and I hope that fate allows us to continue working together in the future. She's a joyous inspiration!"

The Austin American-Statesman says, "Tempting Fate is arguably the best of her dozen releases. Wonderland traverses from blues to country to rock & roll and beyond...fiery [and] deeply soulful."

AllMusic declares, "Tempting Fate is a roof-rattling, take-no-prisoners soulful shout-out rooted in the past that still shines brightly into the future."