“Striho continues to share her brilliance, effortlessly moving from bluesy and jazzy to belted out rock & roll. Her latest release, Afterthought, showcases all of these styles, along with a few more that might surprise people. The musical poetry is undeniably Striho however, and she manages to pull everything together with the ease of a seasoned pro and the flair of a master illusionist. She makes her own creative path and people can’t help but follow where she leads.” — Stacey Sherman, RSP Entertainment,Music Journalist, Digital First Media & Metro Times, November, 2016
Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who purchased my music, came out to shows and supported me and my great band. 2018’s starting strong with a trip to New York City for the Round Glass Music Awards and some exciting area shows being set up, including Otus Supply in Ferndale, Michigan and 20 Front Street in Lake Orion, Michigan. There’s new songs to record, new video work, and teaching!
I’m happy to be a part of The Grammys 2018 as “Afterthought” was on the First Round Ballot for Best Rock Album! And we received many nominations in the 2017 Detroit Music Awards including Outstanding CD of the Year Rock for “Afterthought.”
We had sweet shows at Arts Beats & Eats, PJ’s Lager House, 20 Front Street, Earthwork Harvest Festival and more. Plus we also had appearances on Michigan radio/TV shows, including Ann Delisi’s Essential Music on NPR-WDET FM Detroit, KLT’s The Garage with Terri Ray on WKLT-FM Traverse City, WHFR-FM Dearborn, Comcast TV Rock900, PBS/WTVS and Fox 2 Detroit TV for the Bands Together Against Cancer late last year. I’ve been honored with airplay as far as New Zealand and the U.K., Ireland and Italy.
We raised more money at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, Michigan with a new show at Bands Together Against Cancer in October, and I had a nice feature in Dedicated Magazine! I was back in Europe-in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia-and even got back to Jamaica. We’ll be performing in England next summer again.
And in November, I signed a new licensing deal with Detroit’s Assemble Sound and am excited to be a part of the Assemble Sound catalog, home to Flint Eastwood, Tunde Olaniran and many great bands.
Please have a very Happy, healthy New Year, grateful to be here with a new kitty cat. Remember, people have the power!
xo love, and thanks again!
Carolyn, Scott Dailey and the Carolyn Striho Group
“Love the colour of your heartfelt voice, lovely intro on ‘Cornered Room’ great song! ‘Let It Go’ another favourite of mine, nice rapping, and love the gypsy feel on ‘Russian Inn’ beautiful violinist. Stunning album, love it”Wouter Kellerman
Striho continues to share her brilliance, effortlessly moving from bluesy and jazzy to belted out rock & roll. Her latest release, Afterthought, showcases all of these styles, along with a few more that might surprise people. The musical poetry is undeniably Striho however, and she manages to pull everything together with the ease of a seasoned pro and the flair of a master illusionist. She makes her own creative path and people can’t help but follow where she leads…Stacey Sherman
Regarded as one of the city’s best singer/songwriters, Carolyn Striho made her name fronting the dynamic Detroit Energy Asylum and her work with Patti Smith. And in the last couple dozen years as a solo performer, Carolyn has gained a strong reputation for charismatic, high-energy stage performances with her songs, vocals, guitar and keyboards. Wildly original, melodic and passionate, Striho’s music has been described as being written from the silver edge of midnight.
“Carolyn is a poetic songwriter who plays piano (sometimes with the heel of her boot) and acoustic guitar (with her fingers) while singing in a style that might be jazzy, bluesy, torch-y, fiery or any combination of the above…strutting and growling and singing a version of “Downtown” that would have made Petula Clark feel like tourist, she’s worth tracking down!”Neal Rubin
“Carolyn Striho is a singer/songwriter with a vibrant voice, passion and energy. Carolyn’s a very respected Detroit songwriter and amazing live performer. She’s been on tour and in the studio with Patti Smith, Steve Earle, Luis Resto (Eminem) and David McMurray (Johnny Hallyday/Kid Rock). She’s a truly exciting artist!”GoGirls Music
“Afterthought moves through a host of musical moods, from the moodier, darker vibe of the opening title track to exotic gypsy-rock feel of “Russian Inn” to the lively, driving sound of “Love Won’t Stay Close” which you can hear exclusively for now in this Freep First Spin debut.”Brian McCollum
A lifelong Detroiter, Carolyn was the lead singer/songwriter and keyboardist of the early art/punk/jazz era combos the Cubes and Rough Cut. She then fronted her all-star ensemble Detroit Energy Asylum before embarking on a wide-ranging solo career in which she’s explored rock, pop, folk, jazz, punk rock, cabaret and alternative music. The delightful difficulty people have in pigeonholing Striho was underscored in one of Carolyn’s Detroit Music Award trophies in 2010, a startling victory for her techno remix of “Promised Land” from her Outstanding CD of the Year in Rock/Pop, “Honesty.”Ben Edmonds