Santa Fe Bandstand Presents Award Winning Music Artist Carolyn Wonderland and Local Santa Fe Favorite Singer-Songwriter Matthew Andrae Aug. 16

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Free summer music festival Santa Fe Bandstand comes to a close for the final concert of the summer and brings talented musicians Carolyn Wonderland and Matthew Andrae to the stage from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Thurs. August 16, 2012. Santa Fe Bandstand is held on the historic Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, which is located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and West Palace Avenue. This event and the entire Santa Fe Bandstand summer music festival line-up are featured on the SantaFe.com event calendar.

Santa Fe Bandstand presents Award Winning Music Artist Carolyn Wonderland and Local Santa Fe Favorite Singer-Songwriter Matthew Andrae Aug. 16

"When she blisters the guitar and cocks her head fetchingly to sing her songs like "I'm Innocent" she stands in the good company of Sue Foley, Debbie Davies, and Bonnie Raitt."- Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle

Santa Fe Bandstand is a free summer music festival on the Santa Fe Plaza, produced by Outside In Productions and a crew that strives to present the city with a wide range of performers, who represent the diversity and wealth of musical talent in this region. Performances take place Monday to Thursday, through August 16, 2012. All shows are free and open to the public. Coming to the stage from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Thurs., August 16,2012 for the final event of Santa Fe Bandstand are award-winning music artist Carolyn Wonderland and local Santa Fe favorite singer-songwriter Matthew Andrae. This event and the entire Santa Fe Bandstand summer music festival line-up are featured on the SantaFe.com event calendar.

Carolyn Wonderland - 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.

Her circle of musician friends and admirers broadened to include not only Ray [Benson, who produced Miss Understood] but also the late Eddy Shaver, Shelley King, and yes, Bob Dylan, who likened her composition "Bloodless Revolution" to "a mystery movie theme." She began co-writing with locals Sarah Brown, Ruthie Foster, Cindy Cashdollar, and Guy Forsyth; sat in with Los Lobos, Robert Earl Keen, and Ray Wylie Hubbard; recorded with Jerry Lightfoot; and toured with Buddy Guy and Johnny Winter. She also claims membership in the all-girl Sis Deville, the gospel-infused Imperial Crown Golden Harmonizers, and takes aw-shucks credit for inspiring Amsterdam's annual WonderJam.

It was magic in the studio, too, as Miss Understood came to life, a canny mix of Benson's production, Wonderland's compositions, and select covers of Terri Hendrix, J.J. Cale, and Rick Derringer that punched her sound up a notch. As soon as the album roared to life, it was clear the singer-songwriter-guitarist-whistler had delivered on her long-awaited promise.

"When she blisters the guitar and cocks her head fetchingly to sing her songs like "I'm Innocent" she stands in the good company of Sue Foley, Debbie Davies, and Bonnie Raitt. But when she whistles, as she does with disarming ease on another of her compositions "I'm the Man," or picks up the trumpet, she's one of a kind." - Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle

With Santa Fe as a home base, Andrae plays at various venues in and around the “City Different” all the time. To date, the original song “Sweet Celine,” penned and performed by Andrae, has been his most popular song, garnering more than 650,000 views on Youtube. Comparisons to music stalwarts Motown legend Stevie Wonder, the melodic Tracy Chapman and R&B artist Craig David are commonplace for Andrae due to his beautiful song writing and amazing octave range. “Born,” Andrae’s most recent offering, comes with international flavor due to the fact that it was produced not only in Santa Fe, N.M., but in such faraway places as France and Australia. The album was produced by a powerhouse group of 14 Grammy-winning music industry stalwarts including legendary music producer Helik Hadar, Steve Rodby from the Pat Metheny Group and drummer Stephane Huchard.

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