My new album/CD will likely be released this summer. And our guitarist, Scott Dailey, is also releasing a new CD. This should all come together this summer into fall. I’ve also started focusing even more on my writing, with short stories on my Detroit life including a cool compilation of my punk rock, art rock, jazz/soul, indie folk, alt rock poetry cabaret, ok, safe to say, you’ll enjoy it, I hope!
Upcoming shows are Friday night May 3rd at the Metro Times Blowout, biggest city festival in North America. Our showcase is a feature at Go Comedy in Ferndale, Michigan U.S. This festival is so big that it’s over two weekends this year. With a neat lineup of Chris Degnore & the Black Drops and My Pal Val…please check all the information/action at http://blowout.metrotimes.com/
I am also gearing up for our band’s next concert with the brilliant, fantastic Rio & the Rockabilly Revival. Rio & Striho are performing Saturday night, June 15, at Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills, Michigan U.S. – Callahan’s has great sound and stage -food & drink, too – the seated concert starts at 8 pm sharp! Info at http://www.atcallahans.com/ tickets have a discount code, too! http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event
Thanks for listening – much more info & updates near Memorial Day, 2013.
carolyn & the carolyn striho group (also at www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho)
Billboard Magazine Honorable Mention for Song of the Year “Enchante” – 2009
Detroit Music Award Winner Outstanding National Indie Group – 2012
Detroit Music Award Winner Outstanding Acoustic Group – 2011
Detroit Music Award Winner Outstanding Rock/Pop CD of the Year – “Honesty” – 2010
Detroit Music Award Winner Outstanding Electronica/Techno Song of the Year “Remix Promised Land” – 2010
Detroit Music Award Winner Outstanding Acoustic Instrumentalist – 2010
We’ve got a cool acoustic show on guitar, vocals, violin & keyboards this month at 1477 Grille/Mario’s Italian Grille with rockabilly/punk rockers The Seatbelts, folk stylings of Shane Sanders & surprise guests-Saturday night, March 23rd – 1477 John R, Troy, Michigan 248/588-6000 9:30 pm 3/23/13!
New 2013 tour dates later this year include Metro Times Blowout, Chicago dates, PJ’s Lager House, northern Michigan with more shows being added… AND our new album/CD is coming out this year!
Just in -Carolyn Striho Nominated for Seven 2013 Detroit Music Awards
Members of Detroit’s music and art community have nominated Carolyn Striho and band for seven Detroit Music Awards in 2013.
Outstanding Video / Independent Budget (Under $10,000) – Carolyn Striho Group– “Promised Land” (Directed by Lindy Lenk)
Outstanding Live Act – Carolyn Striho Group
Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group – Carolyn Striho Group
Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist – Carolyn Striho (guitar)
Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter – Carolyn Striho
Outstanding Rock Vocalist - Carolyn Striho
Outstanding Rock/Pop Artist Group – Carolyn Striho
We’re honored to be nominated this year with super musicians, friends, artists here in the area. Thanks, congratulations to all musicians of the world for making art quietly and loudly!
Happy Spring, St. Patrick’s Day x
Happy February, it’s been way cold in Detroit but we’re working hard on new music and sounds for spring
Coming up – time to vote in the Detroit Music Awards – we are in the submissions for the following, and appreciate the support for the past several years…!
For 2013, we are in the following categories:
-Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group
-Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist
-Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter
-Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist
-Outstanding Video/Independent Budget (Under $10,000) “Promised Land”
-Outstanding Live Performance
-Outstanding Rock/Pop Instrumentalist
-Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter
-Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist
- The new music – we are close to finishing mixing many of the songs for the new CD Releases later this Spring, and will be posting new music soon as well as on I-Tunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Spotify all.
- We’ve had great new press in Toronto and Detroit – to be added soon -much appreciated, terrific new fans and friends, thank you.
- New Tour dates coming up!
Hug somebody this winter - it’s cold out there, please be kind…Carolyn Striho Group, 2.6.13 www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho
The next show is with Stewart Francke at Stewart’s CD Release party for his wonderful new CD, “Love Implied.” The Magic Bag in Ferndale, Michigan is Friday night, January 25, 2013, at 9 pm, which features the cool Jeff Scott and his band, our new band, then Stewart Francke and his band – a great night planned!
This show is a nice repeat for Stewart and me from the infamous 2010 summer Magic Bag show. More info at http://www.themagicbag.com.
We’re putting the final touches on recordings, which will likely feature 2 new CDS coming out in the Spring – all new songs by both Carolyn and Scott Dailey for his new one as well.
The new video is here too! Promised Land remixed, Sitara opens the video, filmed in Detroit late last year with Lindy Lenk and crew who did a great job. Check it here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0oeC3pLLLY
With a possible Winter Blast date and several northern Michigan dates, onto some surprises for Spring/Summer as we book tours for 2013.
Be safe, be well, and unite 2013…
Sunday, December 2, 2012, the Carolyn Striho Group will be playing at the super benefit for Rock 4 Tots at Pub 1281 located at 1281 S Gratiot Ave Clinton Township, Michigan (586) 463-0270 – featuring a great lineup of music, we’re onstage with fantastic bands at 7:15 pm – come celebrate with music, raffles, Made in Detroit apparel, food, drink, all ages! More info and full schedule at http://www.wrif.com/home.aspx
The new video for new “Promised Land” is here – we will be appearing on 12.12.12 at North Star Media’s showcase at UDetroit Cafe – a terrific live venue, studio, restaurant and bar in Detroit’s Harmonie Park. North Star will be streaming our show via Red Remote TV and UDetroit Cafe; please come on down on December 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm – free admission! This show is our Detroit video premiere of the just-released “Promised Land,” shown on a big screen downtown at the Cafe – More at www.northstarmedia.com, and www.udetroitcafe.com
In 2013, we return to the Magic Bag Theatre, performing with Stewart Francke for Stewart’s CD Release party for his marvelous new CD “Love Implied” Friday night, January 25, 2013 – http://www.themagicbag.com/ And our new CD will be released in early 2013- thanks for the support and best holiday in the world to you..
We will be appearing on 12.12.12 at the North Star Media showcase at UDetroit Cafe – a terrific live venue, studio, restaurant and bar in Detroit’s Harmonie Park. And North Star will be streaming our show via Red Remote TV and UDetroit Cafe; please come on down on December 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm – free admission! This show is our Detroit video premiere of the “new Promised Land,” shown on a big screen downtown at the Cafe- to be released 11.11.12 on Youtube, Vimeo and more…stay tuned! More at www.northstarmedia.com and www.udetroitcafe.com We have a few other really cool December shows coming up – both on the east side of Metro Detroit – at 2 great clubs – details soon…1 is a super big benefit for Toys for Tots, the other a big holiday party featuring several bands – save the dates, 12.2.12 and 12.22.12 – stay tuned for new video, new songs from our upcoming album; peace, love and happiness in such frantic weather and the big election Nov. 6 – vote, love and create something…strong. The new album will feature songs by both Carolyn Striho and Scott Dailey in an early 2013 release…a sneak EP coming soon… visit www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho -Stars shine your blessing upon you…Detroit USA 11.3.12
New songs, new video and new shows being posted soon…the video of “Sitara/Promised Land” will premiere in November – with another one slated soon thereafter. Done in a cinematic fashion, this one will delight! With the trippy psychedelic intro playing sitar and spiritual energy, the song breaks into downtown Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center, the setting for hard energy, art and expansive Detroit space. And the new album is in the recording/mixing stage now – with new songs just written this past month, it may be that we release 2 EPs of music. With a big UDetroit Cafe date on 12.12.12 in Harmonie Park, Detroit, hosted by our publishing group, North Star Media, more shows will be announced soon. A northern Michigan and East Coast tour being worked on for next year and a new European tour next year – all in good time, grasshopper… Find us at reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho, here at http://www.udetroitcafe.com/ http://www.northstarmedia.com/
Please go out and vote – fight the good fight for humanity! Detroit 10.7.12, thanks for supporting music and the arts everywhere.
We’re in the middle of September 2012, and back from a fantastic summer. Highlights included great shows at the Mackinac Island Music Festival with the Blood Sisters and Audra Kubat – Mission Point Resort Theatre and more jams at the Pink Pony on Mackinac Island. We also had a stellar stage and huge crowd at the nationally-known Arts Beats & Eats 4 day Festival on Labor Day weekend in Royal Oak, Michigan. The band wants to thank everyone who came up to Mackinac, to Arts Beats and to our other shows, including Short’s Brewing Company in Elk Rapids/Bellaire area, Como’s in downtown Ferndale and more throughout the summer. We also began recording several new songs at our studio, and were on the air with Traverse City’s Terri Ray on WKLT/WKLZ, northern Michigan’s music voice to the region, which stretches all the way to Toronto…a great interview with the infamous DJ Terri for “the Garage” – what a hot one!
Into the fall, we’re working on the new album, new dates and new video to be added shortly. While not a “break”, we have new songs that simply must make it to CD and album. We’re also pouring through so many photos from the shows that need to be added and updated to the website. And we may release a Carolyn retrospective of many songs from the Detroit Energy Asylum days forward – this is quite an undertaking. With working on a book and a Europe tour for later, we are pausing to make sure the music gets heard. And some quite neat wedding photos get posted, too…(shhh..surprise!)
Thanks again for enjoying the music – much more is coming up…. Remember - ” To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
- Oscar Wilde
Thursday night, August 16th at 8 pm, we’re performing at the magnificent Mackinac Island Music Festival as a special guest of the fabulous Blood Sisters. Mackinac Island’s Festival is a huge highlight on a beautiful island – northern Michigan at its coolest… we’ll be playing at Mission Point Resort with terrific musicians and artists, including Mary McGuire, Barbara Payton, Michelle Chenard, Mark Arminski, Audra Kubat and more… http://mackinacislandmusicfestival.org/index2a.php
Friday night, August 31st, we’re playing at the super Arts, Beats & Eats Festival in Royal Oak, Michigan, where we’re headlining the Budweiser Rock Stage with our full band at 7:30 pm. Labor Day weekend’s biggest festival, Arts Beats features Travis Tritt, Mayer Hawthorne, Morris Day & The time with many of our favorite local bands and musicians – http://www.artsbeatseats.com/the-beats/
Please remember to vote in the election for the Detroit Art Institute, the DIA is one of the best art museums in the world. Thank you for your support and rock the love x
Winner of Outstanding Indie National Label Group/Artist 2012 Detroit Music Awards
In July, We’ve got shows at super Short’s Microbrewery in Bellaire Michigan – Torch Lake, near Traverse City – Friday July 13, 2012. If you’re at the Cherry Festival or up in northern Michigan, we’d love to see you at Short’s Friday July 13th; host to such great bands as our friends The Ragbirds, please check http://www.shortsbrewing.com/beer/our-portfolio/
August brings us to the terrific Mackinac Island Music Festival, where we’ll perform at Mission Point Resort with the excellent Blood Sisters – featuring Mary McGuire, Barbara Payton and Michelle Chenard – and great artists Johnny Bassett, Audra Kubat and more! Please checkhttp://mackinacislandmusicfestival.org/index2a.php
2011-2012 dates also include Detroit’s Magic Stick, Hard Rock Cafe, Marquette’s Upfront and Company, Dylan’s Raw Bar, Como’s, Mario’s, several other Festivals, signing with North Star Media, shooting video with the neat German/French company ARTE, now recording the new album and working on 2 new videos.
Thank you, best wishes for a super safe sonic summer – support the arts and love big!