“Striho continues to share her brilliance, effortlessly moving from bluesy and jazzy to belted out rock n’ 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
What a year…2016…shocking to lose David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, so many others, …then there was the election – but we got back in the studio to finish the album with the band and very special guests. I won my 11th Detroit Music Award, too. In 2016, I received Outstanding Songwriter of the Year – Rock – for the 2nd straight year. It was an honor to receive a new award!
The new album “Afterthought” is doing well and I’ve had to reorder CDs for the New Year. You can order online at CDBaby, ITunes, and Amazon, or if you are local, there are CDs at fine Metro Detroit Music Record stores or email me – we just received a new shipment. And my husband/guitarist Scott Dailey’s new single/EP “Holiday/Indonesia” is also available now. Check the online sites and local stores, too!
With shows at Detroit’s River Days, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Arts Beats & Eats opening for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Callahan’s Music Hall, Stray Cat, Bands Together Against Cancer and much more, it turned out to be a great music year – and the Playa Del Carmen, Mexico trip for songwriting circle, too, was beautiful.
Also, I was the subject of a Detroit Free Press feature article for my new “Afterthought” album, and honored to be back on WDET-FM’s Ann Delisi’s Essential Music for a great interview. Talking with Don Was and Iggy again at the Majestic Theatre, being a part of the Fillmore Theatre Detroit Music Awards show and more airplay in outstate Michigan through the Midwest and into Europe again, I’m grateful to be finally back to working on the book and busy teaching teenagers. And we’re getting ready for 2017 – a big set of challenges but happy to be making music. And a new album is back in the works already…
Love and peace, may you have good health & joy.
xo Carolyn, Scott, and the Carolyn Striho Group
“Eclectic and avant-garde! “Afterthought” makes a bold and original statement from Carolyn as an artist, and why she has carved out a strong musical identity and loyal following!” Northstar Media, Detroit/Los Angeles, December 2016 www.northstarmedia.com
Striho continues to share her brilliance, effortlessly moving from bluesy and jazzy to belted out rock n’ 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”
“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