winter magic campus martius 2013After the biggest snow and coldest winter ever in Detroit, well, I’m happy to just be writing!  And we’re honored to be nominated in the Detroit Music Awards this year.  The Award Nominations 2014 include:
Carolyn Striho –  Outstanding Folk Artist/Group
Carolyn Striho -   “Word Attack” – Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording
Carolyn Striho -   Outstanding Classical Composer
Carolyn Striho –  “Minuet” – Outstanding Classical Recording
Scott Dailey –      Guitar  Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist
Scott Dailey -       Guitar - Outstanding Country Instrumentalist
Scott Dailey -     “So Much Time to Burn” Outstanding Country Recording
Scott Dailey -      Outstanding Country Songwriter
I’ve also been selected as a finalist for the Detroit Music Awards, People’s Choice Award for the song “Word Attack,”   All you have to do it go to, click on Carolyn Striho “Word Attack” and download and vote.  It’s that easy and it only takes seconds.  People’s Choice Award powered by Opportunity Detroit  and  And on another note, our violinist, Bonnie Kaye, has also been nominated for several Detroit Music Awards this year.

In the near future, we’re performing a short, new acoustic set at the Detroit Music Awards Acoustic Showcase Tuesday night, April 8th at 9:30 pm at Zumba Mexican Grille in Royal Oak, Michigan –the event runs from 6 pm to 11 pm – come on out to support local music and national music from Detroit with magnificent Mexican cuisine, drinks and music at and

We are involved musically in several films – First, Friday night, March 28, 2014 – 8 pm – at the Carr Center in downtown Detroit’s Harmonie Park  -  German Filmmaker Claus Bredenbrock presents Detroit: Motor City Music Friday night, Mar 28, 2014 - The film features many loved Detroit legends including Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mitch Ryder, Iggy Pop, MC5, Eminem to techno with Derrick May, rock and soul with Mayer Hawthorne and with us -Carolyn Striho Group on my song “Enchante”   Detroit: Motor City Music is featured at the Montreal Film Festival this year and has been shown in France and Germany.  Here is the trailer at  and more info here at!calendar

The second film, “Tough Luck: Stories from Detroit” features our music as the soundtrack, with an appearance in interviews by me (Carolyn)..and that film, based in Detroit, from a terrific Chicago filmmaker, Mary Sommers, will be out sometime in 2015.    In tour news, more shows are being added for our summer tour, coming up… These will be announced soon – several with the infamous Rio & The Rockabilly Revival, amen!
We pause for a moment to remember Scott “Rock Action” Asheton, rock and roll soldier, amazing drummer and friend…






Thank you for the support and submissions for the Detroit Music Awards 2014.  We’re honored to be in many categories of Rock, General, Acoustic, Folk, Jazz, and Classical!  I’ve been nominated for over 40 Detroit Music Awards in recent years and won several, including Outstanding CD of the Year for “Honesty” in 2010 and the Outstanding Indie Artist of the Year in 2012.  Voting for nominees is open to all in the metro Detroit/Michigan music industry until the end of February.

With our new CDs, “Word Attack” and “So Much Time to Burn, “ released in October 2013, we’re getting good airplay, downloads and nice reviews.   Here’s the latest on “Word Attack” from Toronto, Canada’s Riveting Riffs Magazine:

In late March, the Carr Artist Center in Detroit will be showing “Motor City Music” film from Germany – also in the Montreal Film Festival 2014, and shown on ARTE in France and Germany, the film features legendary Detroit artists such as the incredible Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, MC5, Iggy, up to Derrick May, Mayer Hawthorne and more – we’re were really happy to be included in the Film for our song, “Enchante,” recorded live at the Magic Stick in 2012.  More information, contact the Carr Center and short trailer here at:

We’ll be announcing a new tour and several exciting shows coming up in spring/summer.  Thanks for all your love!  Hurray Spring!

Carolyn and Scott, and the Carolyn Striho Group, Ron, Bonnie & Dave




great photo from DylansI want to wish you a terrific New Year.

We’ve had a great 2013 with shows in Detroit, northern Michigan and more.  Some of our favorites included Callahan’s Music Hall, our CD Release party at the Majestic Cafe with WDET-FM 101.9 and Ann Delisi’s Essential Music, Bachelor’s in Keego Harbor, Metro Times Blowout, the Magic Bag, the Mackinac Island Music Festival and Detroit’s Winter Magic Series with great crowds.

I was also honored to appear again with Patti Smith and her Band, on guitar and vocals at Pattis’ sold-out show at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit on September 7, 2013, performing on “People Have the Power,” “Banga,” and “Talkin’ ’bout my Generation.”

We received seven Detroit Music Award nominations in 2013 which included our video for “Promised Land.”  Thank you for the many nominations and terrific wins we have received for the last several years.

AND – The Carolyn Striho Group’s new CD “Word Attack” and Scott Dailey’s new CD “So Much Time to Burn” are available now from ITunes, Amazon and CD Baby or you can order directly from us in here or at: or at

I have been working with Chicago filmmaker Mary Sommers and her Chicago/Detroit crew on a new film  – “Tough Luck “– it portrays Detroit artists and civic leaders and also features our music in the soundtrack – look for a Summer 2014 Release date.  This is a great film with a real positive energy for the city. More news and film trailer soon!

We also appear in the film “Motor City Music” a European film, in a live performance of our crowd-favorite, “Enchante” at the Magic Stick.  The film is being screened in France and Germany – and in several film festivals in 2014:,CmC=7493316.html

We have been honored to have played some of the best festivals anywhere in the world.   With new songwriting and working on the book, I plan to release another new CD with new material but also with never-released gems.  I’m also going to include some hard-to-get songs from my catalog.

Living with this new major health challenge, we had to cancel out of several great shows – which is a first. But we will be back soon, traveling again.
Thanks for the support, Happy New Year, good health and love,


KITTY DEEDecember brings us downtown to Campus Martius Park’s Holiday Market Music Series of Winter Magic!  We’re playing Saturday night, December 7th, from 9 pm to 11 pm at Cadillac Square’s Beer Garden, next to Campus Martius Park downtown at 800 Woodward Avenue in the musical Winter Magic series.  With a heated beer garden, holiday gift marketplace – which is a pretty amazing one – we’re doing 2 sets of new music and favorites…free admission!  Looking forward to Saturday night Dec. 7 –lighted, covered parking at the Compuware Parking Lot next door (near Hard Rock Cafe).   More info and specifics at  with a map at,+Detroit,+MI,+48226,+US

We have several other new shows coming up out state as we work on the new tour.  Our new CDs “Word Attack” and “So Much Time to Burn” are available from us or online at I Tunes, Amazon and CD Baby. With film work in Chicago/Detroit, new songs we’re writing, the next new recording on CD and vinyl is due out on Summer of 2014!   In the meantime, please check out our new CDs “Word Attack” and “So Much Time to Burn.”  Trending on radio in several states, this is not pre-fab music, come on and take a listen, don’t be afraid said Nick Cave and Jim Morrison, Nina Simone and Lou Reed, PJ Harvey, Bob Marley, the Tiger and the Bear….

Blessings for love, warmth, health & winter magic…happy holidays,

Carolyn & The Carolyn Striho Group USA


980591_10201972443933350_595631219_oI’ve got new CD releases and new music posted on our sites – available shortly on I-Tunes, Amazon, and more –it’s my new CD “Word Attack” and my guitarist Scott Dailey’s “So Much Time to Burn.”

We had a great night at our first CD Release party at Majestic Café and WDET-FM in October, with Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Listening Party in Midtown Detroit.    The Mackinac Island Music Festival show on Mackinac Island was super, too.  Special thanks to all who came out to the shows.

From the new recording of the favorite cabaret polka “Enchante,” mysterious and ethereal “Tiara” sonic tension of “Word Attack” and the captivating “Game of Hearts”, the new CDs will also be available at live shows.

This month, we’re also performing a second CD Release Party with our full band at Bachelor’s One, Keego Harbor, Michigan, Friday and Saturday nights, November 8th and November 9th.   Bachelor’s is a cool log cabin, up north-like club in Keego Harbor, Michigan –

We look forward to a possible holiday Detroit show downtown, to Chicago, northern Michigan and hopefully another Europe tour in 2014.  We’re also releasing a new album again in the late spring –and on the radar is new film and video work…

To a new November day x





Hi, Happy October!  My band and I will be at the Majestic Café in Midtown Detroit, Tuesday night, October 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm. performing at WDET-FM’s Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Listening Party.  I’m releasing a new CD called” Word Attack” and guitarist Scott Dailey is releasing a new CD entitled “So Much to Burn.”  We’re planning several CD release parties – and the Majestic Cafe is a double CD release!

Our full band will be performing, including Ron Wolf on percussion, Bonnie Kaye on violin and Dave Dion on bass. Please plan to come out and celebrate our new music at Ann Delisi’s terrific Essential Music Listening Party on Tuesday night, October 15, 2013! You read the link right – free admission!

And next up is the excellent Mackinac Island Music Festival where we’re doing a set on Friday night, October 18th at Detroit Unplugged: An Evening of Art & Music, with artist Mark Arminski and sets by Mary McGuire and Chris McCall.  Music and art, wine & song will be available; it should be a great October night!  


Thanks for the support!  Our new music will be posted here, on ITunes, Amazon and available to purchase at shows – so please plan to come out and celebrate October!  More information at


  29458_1498141898144_6712876_n STRIHO FOR POST First, I am honored to have performed with Patti Smith and her Band in Detroit at the Majestic Theatre last night, September 7, 2013.  Playing guitar and singing backup on three great songs – “Banga,” “People Have the Power,” and “Talkin’ ’bout my Generation” – it was really great to perform with Patti and her band again – they were wonderful.  It was a stellar welcome back night for me, as I’ve been recuperating after a major health issue; things are looking up! And with our new CD releases coming up this fall, we are looking forward to performing in Detroit at the Majestic Café/WDET-FM Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Listening Party on Tuesday night, October 15th.    We’re also performing an acoustic set treat at the fantastic Mackinac Island Music Festival in October.   Then our full band plays back at a new favorite, Bachelor’s One Tavern in Keego Harbor for 2 nights in November. We’ve got a tour beginning next year which includes Chicago, Detroit, northern Michigan shows and possibly Europe again for 2014. Happy Harvest Moon, thanks for listening…blessings…much more to come soon, with new CD information and uploads! Carolyn Striho/Carolyn Striho Group


293427_2276455386552_4124009_nJune was a super month with sold out shows and super energy everywhere where we played -  we really want to thank our fans and friends for coming out and supporting live music.  Here in July, we’ve a mandated break from the universe to finish some, well, unfinished business of writing, art and music and important stuff behind the scenes. But soon! we’ve got shows back in Detroit, through Michigan, Chicago, and the terrific Mackinac Island Music Festival, with 2 brand new CDs with new songs available soon on I Tunes, Amazon, CD baby and more…in just another month or so.

With the Detroit! Film being shown on ARTE television in France and Germany – with footage of Motown, MC5, Mayer Hawthorne and other artists, including our live performance of our song “Enchante” from Detroit’s Magic Stick last year, new radio interviews and new airplay in the Midwest, East Coast and overseas, we’re looking forward to some new great shows, too. Leaving you with a special wish for a super rest of summer, music and announcements posted in the near future. Joy to the world…Carolyn and the Carolyn Striho Group  7.23.13


919398_10200903148197077_87839976_oHappy summertime from Detroit…our new CD releases are moved to late summer/early autumn and the artwork and mastering is moving ahead – soon….There are several sweet summer shows coming up –first, we’re performing Saturday night, June 15th  8 pm sharp at the legendary Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills, Michigan with Rio Scafone & The Rockabilly Revival and the Carolyn Striho Group – Rio and band are amazingly intense and their music is spot-on!  Together, we plan a a resurrection of rock and roll soul at this fantastic club! Tickets available at Saturday night, June 15th.

Next, our return to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival – one of the best festivals in the Midwest – Thursday night, June 27th-we played at the Summer Fest/Top of the Park in 2011; looking forward to the acoustic Grove Stage at 6 pm on Thursday night, June 27th! — more details at

And Friday and Saturday night, June 28th and June 29th  we’re playing at a great newer venue, Bachelor’s One Tavern, Keego Harbor, Michigan – 2 nights near the Lake at a cozy, “up north” club close to Detroit – our full band featuring Scott Dailey, Ron Wolf, Bonnie Kaye and Dave Dion with special guests invites you to come on up and join us at 9:30 pm for some hot summer nights










carolyn liveHi…April rain, so cold but happy May Day and Cinco de Mayo!  I want a Mexican radio!

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

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  tickets have a discount code, too!

Thanks for listening – much more info & updates near Memorial Day, 2013.


carolyn & the carolyn striho group (also at

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

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