Carolyn Striho invites you to celebrate the release of her new album Saturday night, October 22, 2016, at Callahan’s Music Hall, a great concert and listening room listening room in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Detroit Music Award and Billboard Songwriting Award winning singer/songwriter, musician and performer, Carolyn Striho has released numerous albums in her storied career of many decades. Striho is a writer/composer who has traveled through Europe and Japan on many tours and performed and worked with Patti Smith on two tours. Carolyn’s also performed with artists Steve Earle, Don Was, Iggy Pop, the Ramones, Tori Amos, Yoko Ono and much more while fronting her own bands, performing at countless festivals, including the London Meltdown and Lollapalooza. Carolyn’s live shows are celebrated from her punk days to her current modern evocative music. Carolyn’s unscripted passion and melodic songs of raw, soulful intensity couple with an unusual improvisation that combines poetry, spoken word, and a keen musicianship on keyboards and guitars that speaks personally. Striho’s also an educator of language arts special education at a nearby high school. She’s a lifelong Detroiter and cancer survivor whose mission is to create and help others with creating. And she’s a songwriter who makes you think – not content with the ordinary, Carolyn goes for a magic gypsy night of spirited songs & show. Striho thrives to unite and bring people together in a soul stomp tribal spirit.
The CD Release features Carolyn and her awesome band, including husband/comrade/guitarist, Scott Dailey, percussionist Ron Wolf, bassist Dave Dion and violinist Bonnie Kaye in a double bill with the exciting Rio Scafone and Rio & the Rockabilly Revival. Rio & the Rockabilly have had much acclaim with Rio’s great show has attracted wide audiences at Callahan’s, The Loving Touch, Bands Together Against Cancer and UDetroit Café. You simply have to see this show live to appreciate the badass wild, yet beautifully raw, kick out the jams action show. The new album is haunting and hopeful, energetic new music. Carolyn’s new CD features some very special guests, including Thornetta Davis, Barbara Payton, Johnny Evans, Khary Frazier, Erin Zindle (Ragbirds) and more…
Carolyn will also be releasing a book of poetry and lyrics soon and working on a book about her Detroit music life, and working on a new European and East Coast tour for next year. The ticket link for this fabulous night of new music in the beautiful October setting is right here- cheers and thanks for the support! http://atcallahans.com/sliders/riostriho-double-bill-click/ The new recording will be available in late October on ITunes, CD Baby, Amazon and select stores and new info coming on it with a separate press release and where to buy with preview of the new songs will be uploaded soon, too – Stay tuned! Amen and be well – and remember- People Have the Power!
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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”
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
“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, torchy, fiery or any combination of the above…strutting and growling and singing a version of “D 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 songwiter 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 arista!”GoGirls Music