A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time. Carolyn is one of the most recognized names in her genre across Austin and the state of Texas. Her most recent accomplishment is joining forces with the legendary John Mayall as the first ever female Blues Breaker. She will be touring with John across the U.S. throughout the year so be on the lookout for this once in a lifetime line-up.Shelley King is a musical ambassador of the Austin, Texas sound. For the past twenty years King has built a solid national career as a singer and songwriter who is both a successful solo artist and leader of a formidable band of Austin’s finest musicians. Her blend of original blues, rock, folk, country, soul and gospel led her to be the first woman appointed by the Texas Legislature to represent the state as it’s Official Texas State Artist – Musician; an honor similar to poet laureate. On stage she leads her band through tangents of electric Southern blues and acoustic folk, revved-up Cajun country and rock and roll with a charismatic ease that evidences the resilience of a lifelong performer. She has won Austin Music Awards for Song of the Year and Best Roots Rock Band and released seven albums of original music to rave reviews and radio chart success. Shelley tours relentlessly, performing over 180 dates a year at venues from coffee shops and house concerts to big theaters and major festivals across the world. Her songs have been recorded by numerous national and international artists and appeared in feature films.
Musician Matt Hubbard has lived in Austin, TX over twenty years working with numerous artists onstage and in the studio including Willie Nelson and members of the Grateful Dead. He currently performs with Austin’s own Greezy Wheels, hit makers Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, and local upstarts the Golden Dawn Arkestra. Matt plays Hammond organ, harmonica, trombone and sings with his own trio featuring Brad Houser on bass and Robbie Kidd on drums.