It’s October, somehow September just came and went after our heat stroke show at the big festival in Michigan, Arts Beats & Eats–and a month spent writing/recording new music, and teaching. Closer to a new CD release..with the excitement of receiving a fresh Outstanding CD of the Year in the Detroit Music Awards with “Word Attack” for 2014 and Outstanding CD of the Year for Rock in 2010 with the wild ride of “Honesty,” it’s neat to be working on new songs.
Some great show announcements – I’m performing with my full band on a show with Jill Jack and Escaping Pavement in November. We’ll be at the Majestic Café, Saturday night, November 7th. The Majestic Theatre Complex in Detroit has always been a great place to perform and the Café is great. Played there recently in 2013 at the Majestic Theatre with Patti Smith and her band, and back at the Majestic Café for our CD Release party hosted by the terrific Ann Delisi/WDET-FM. So we’re back with a great lineup of Jill Jack and Escaping Pavement for a super night in Midtown Detroit, Saturday Nov. 7, 2015 – tickets http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6186785
Then comes a big blast of a holiday party we’re doing with the gypsies of the Rio/Striho show returning! This is a really stellar show we’ve done together many times at Callahan’s Music Hall, the Loving Touch, and U Detroit. We’re back on Friday night, December 4th at O’Mara’s Irish Club in Berkley, Michigan. The Carolyn Striho Group and Rio & the Rockabilly Revival will be performing new music, holiday music, incense, candles, peppermints, a great menu, cozy December of the new holiday moon coming in. Rio/Striho shows always sell out. And we might have a few preview copies of my new CD…check tickets at Brown Paper Tickets on line http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2386293
More shows coming in, thanks and mark down Sat. Nov. 7 at Majestic Café in Detroit and Friday Dec. 4 at O’Mara’s in Berkley, Michigan ! xoxo carolyn www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho and remember, please support artists – I’m at I Tunes, Amazon and http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/carolynstriho12
Our next show is Sunday September 6, 2015, at the big Arts Beats & Eats Labor Day weekend. We’re back for the 4th time at Arts Beats! We missed the 2014 Festival as we were back in Italy performing on tour. And in 2013, I had to undergo surgeries. So this year, the full band is back for an exciting show at Arts Beats & Eats 2015 on the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Rock Stage, 4 pm to 5:15 pm – www.artsbeatseats.com
Wow, we’ve had a great summer with super shows, including Detroit’s Concert of Colors. I was honored to perform once again with Don Was and the All-Star Revue backing Scott Dailey and me for the Electrifying Mojo Celebration! What a stellar lineup of great acts and driving music, it was standing room only at Max Fisher Music Hall/Orchestra Hall in July here in Detroit. So many thanks to Ismael Ahmed, Ann Delisi, WDET-FM, Roger and Margaret White, Kim Silarski, The Arab-American Museum, Chris Tayler, my musician friends, family & fans, fantastic All-Star Revue band and Don Was! www.concertofcolors.com
Then the northern Michigan tour was great – we hit the Beaver Island Music Festival, traveling on the ferry from Charlevoix was a blast to the island – history, mystery, energy, rustic stage at the Festival way deep in the woods…we performed with great bands from Detroit, Chicago, northern Michigan, friends and fans from Indiana and Kentucky, Canada. Artists folk and laid back camping families, people buying merch including our CDs and my hard-to-find vinyl Thank you! Delicious whitefish, smoked fish and the best baked beans. Removed from the world but in a world of song and dance -Beaver Island – thank you, Carol and BIMF~! www.bimf.net
A new album is coming together as we add more shows, including some guest appearances and private parties. I’m thinking of releasing singles, but likely doing the full-tilt record. The songs are sounding really good with some new directions ….and I keep writing, so I’m still hoping for a 2015 Release. I’ve also added special guests-Barbara Payton (Bob Seger) came by and did stellar back up vocals and Erin Zindle (Ragbirds) dropped by for some super accordion and more. I’m adding a secret, amazing saxophone player and we just added Detroit WAE’s Khary Frazier’s compelling rap/spoken word. I’m also working on my other CD with some of the “greatest hits” and never-before heard songs. It’s all coming together, I think!
I’m honored to be back onstage with Don Was and his All-Star Revue at the upcoming Concert of Colors at Orchestra Hall/Max M. Fisher Music Hall. The Concert of Colors is a magnificent festival which runs several days and nights. We’ll be performing at 7 pm on Sunday, July 12th. There are so many fantastic groups and musicians all together and here’s more at the Detroit Free Press: http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/2015/07/02/concert-colors-electrifying-mojo-detroit/29536531/ and schedule at www.concertofcolors.com
Then we’re off to way up and out in northern Michigan, Charlevoix to Lake Michigan to Beaver Island. The awesome Beaver Island Music Festivals runs 3 days and nights and we’ll performing 2 nights with an acoustic-electric adventure of new and favorite songs – the festival features many great acts – http://www.bimf.net/artists-2015.html.
We’ve got some more new shows and festivals coming soon after having so many terrific shows in the past year! I received the Outstanding Rock Songwriter of the Year in this year’s Detroit Music Awards, too – this year, recording is really moving forward again, with new special guests, a great direction. The new album plans to be released this year. I’m finally, yes, finally looking to release the retrospective, too – artwork and other stuff being figured out – with unreleased songs and other loved gems.
Please remember to request CDs/download of our Detroit Music Award and Billboard award-winning recent releases on I-Tunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and at area record stores. You can also write me and I’ll send you a CD if I have any left in stock here.
.. Festivals and more shows, recordings, writing, teaching and possibly a new European tour, taking a breath to say Happy Summer,- thanks for listening!
Summer and June – finally here in Michigan! And I’ve been invited to return to the Concert of Colors performing on Don Was’ 2015 All-Star Revue at the Max Fisher Music Hall in downtown Detroit – that’s going to be a hot week in Detroit! Stay tuned for details; the Concert of Colors will be in July, 2015 www.concertofcolors.com
Coming up this summer is another really cool festival where we’re performing acoustic psychedelic rock/soul magic at northern Michigan’s Beaver Island Festival – a one-of-a-kind festival over 3 nights in July http://beaverislandmusicfestival.com/artists-2015.html
And I again had more airplay on WCSX-FM 94.7 with Doug Podell, WDET-FM with Ann Delisi and on WHFR-FM 93.9- – as well as in Germany and Italy – I’m adding some requested older material later this year – and albums to my websites — also to CD Baby soon. You can request CDs/download of some of my more recent music on I-Tunes, Amazon and CD Baby – just type in “striho” – or through area record stores and from me… http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CarolynStriho1
We’re doing a possible return to Europe to play on a new tour – this would be my 6th tour of Europe!
Thanks again for honoring me as the Outstanding Rock Songwriter of the Year 2015 in the Detroit Music Awards in April and for so many nominations and wins over the years. www.detroitmusicawards.net.. and with being so busy teaching and writing, yes.., finally – I’m finishing recording and mixing the new album/CD release this year. Thanks for listening, be well xo -more info at www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho
I just won the Outstanding Rock Songwriter of the Year 2015 in the Detroit Music Awards in April. I’m grateful for so many nominations over the years and some really cool wins. Detroit is an amazing music city and to be honored once more is really great. www.detroitmusicawards.net. And what a super show we just had at Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills, Michigan for the Rio/Striho return gig, sold-out with so many new fans and friends!
We also had more airplay on WCSX-FM 94.7 with Doug Podell, WDET-FM with Ann Delisi and on WHFR-FM 93.9 with Scott Boatright – – as well as in Germany and Australia – – thank you again! I’m adding some requested older material and albums to my websites this year, and also to CD Baby, soon. http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CarolynStriho1 And you can request my CDs or download music on I-Tunes, Amazon and CD Baby – just type in “striho” – or through area record stores and from me of course! Just as an aside, we fund everything ourselves; we don’t fund raise and kickstart or gofund me/indie go. So I’m really grateful for your purchases.
Busy recording the new album in the studio, spring into summer as the focus is on film work/writing. The next local show in the Detroit, Michigan area is with my full band on May 9th at the Stray Cat Lounge in the Detroit Metro area at Clinton Township, Michigan – delicate, passionate, raw power, and new music – http://www.thestraycatlounge.com/
And there is some cool stuff coming up; I have some great festivals I’ve been invited to do and one is at the Concert of Colors Don Was 2015 All-Star Revue at the Max Fisher Music Hall in downtown Detroit – we’re performing again with Don and the All-Star Revue on Sunday night, July 12th 7 pm! www.concertofcolors.com
Also this summer is a weekend coming up performing at the neat northern Michigan’s Beaver Island Festival – another one-of-a-kind festival! http://www.bimf.net/artists-2015.html. We have a possible return to Europe to play on a new tour…and a new album/CD release this year. More info at info at www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho with New Songs posted later this year xo
New album recording has started with all new originals and the new songs sound bright! Friday night, April 17th brings us to the great concert room of Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills, Michigan for the return of the Rio/Striho show-Rio & the Rockabilly Revival & the Carolyn Striho Group. We’ve done terrific shows together in the past 2 years, back with a sneak preview into our new album release later this year, plus Rio’s new release “Testify!” We both have full bands that night and tickets go fast for Callahan’s; check it at http://atcallahans.com with tickets at http://atcallahans.com/sliders/riostriho-testify-click
Thank you for the nominations in the Detroit Music Awards. It’s been a cool run and I’ve been nominated/won many times. an honor…and this year, I’m nominated as Outstanding Rock Songwriter of the Year here in Detroit. Thanks so much.
February in Detroit…the coldest month since? With a recent journey into songwriting, new music, a little travel to Jamaica, quietly working with teaching and writing – the new album recording has started! There are new dates for spring and summer – for now, our first big night is Friday night, April 17th at the wonderful Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills, Michigan featuring the return of Rio/Striho – Rio & the Rockabilly Revival and the Carolyn Striho Group. We’ve done terrific shows together in the past 2 years and are bringing it back in April with Rio’s brand new release “Testify!” and a sneak preview into our new release later this year. Tickets go fast for Callahan’s; check it at http://atcallahans.com with tickets at http://atcallahans.com/sliders/riostriho-testify-click/
Also, thanks to the Detroit/Metro Detroit and Michigan music community for the submissions in the Detroit Music Awards this year, honored to have been nominated for the Final Ballot many times…and for the 12 Detroit Music Awards we’ve received the last several years including Outstanding CD of the Year in both 2010 for “Honesty” in Rock/Pop and Outstanding CD of the Year in 2014 for “Word Attack” in Americana (Acoustic), and more. Check the DMAs at http://www.detroitmusicawards.net/
The blog is short and sweet as I’ve got miles to go before I sleep. Thanks also for the airplay of our music and your support…it’s cold out, please remember to unite and bless each other…warm hugs..x
gracious spoke, wheel of fire sing to me on the wire/standing soldiers, fortune’s song, love my way, and sing along one fine dance, a year of dreams, one fine trance, rips at the seams/steamy skin, sweat so sweet, hot beloved alpha street/ then one fine song warmly stands alone with teardrops on my hand/lasting skies of traveling wings, the bird inside the water’s rings….saint oh saint, prayers will bring a city woods, is what remains. As a really recent survivor of a rare form of breast cancer, I’m grateful for support. We won 4 Detroit Music Awards in April 2014, including Outstanding CD of the Year for “Word Attack”. We were nominated in 9 categories, bringing the total to 50 Detroit Music Awards nominations in the past several years, many incredible wins. http://www.detroitmusicawards.com/
Then we again traveled to Italy for a 3rd tour there at Donne in Musica Festival for an amazing festival near Rome …jazz/blues/emotion… a beautiful theatre built before the year 1100… Appearing in December at the standing-room-only Women Who Rock showcase at the Loving Touch with fantastic Rio Scafone, Keri Lynne Roche & Maggie Cocco was great. I played also at the Hard Rock Café, Detroit Music Awards showcase, Callahan’s Music Hall, singing in the studio for Detroit Women Project w/Barbara Payton, Mary McGuire, Thornetta Davis, Julianne Ankley, Chris McCall, Karen Newman, Linda Lexy, Annie Capps & Jamie Sue for Jill Jack’s filmic PBS television “Look Beyond the Horizon”.. performing live at the Michigan Theater Ann Arbor for “The Embrace of Aging.”
I also did a live studio performance on WDET-FM 101.9 NPR with awesome Ann Delisi/Ann Delisi Essential Music Show, WHFR, airplay in northern Michigan, Italy and England – and performing at Stray Cat and festivals, and live interview with Detroit WAE for “Detroit is Different.” Thanks also to German filmmaker C. Bredenbrock for airplay at Montreal Film Festival, and for inclusion in a great film shown in France and Germany – http://www.a-o-buero.de/en/films/filme/datum/2013/07/16/detroit-michigan-motor-city-music/
CDs and tracks from the latest albums on ITunes, CDbaby and Amazon – “Word Attack” and “Honesty.” 2015 finally brings back “I’ll Be Around” from “Secrets and Space,” other older and new songs. “Enchante” received the Honorable Mention in the Billboard Magazine Song of the Year – check it out. Thanks for the support and stuff..and in memory of my Dad, keep hugging… Happy New Year! Carolyn & the Carolyn Striho Group…Scott Dailey, Ron Wolf, Dave Dion and Bonnie Kaye www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho
Listen, mister, can’t you see…it’s October…in the world. Wilderness city and new poetry, culminating in a set of songs and more new energy….so momentum comes back and we’ve several area shows to mention right now – touring Europe was again inspiring in streets that looked like Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet setting…
I’m spinning in a cradle with the Mercury Retrograde and 2 eclipses coming down raw power rock and roll.
and I’m going to be writing/teaching/writing/traveling and much more to say but in a nutshell for now:
We’ve got a good return show to Stray Cat Lounge on Saturday night, October 11, 2014. A spiritual Halloween setting with my band and me – Carolyn Striho Group & special guests 9.30 pm. Stray Cat, 40813 Garfield Road, Clinton Township Michigan, phone 586 741-8544, at http://www.thestraycatlounge.com/ bring the witches brew as they’ve got a beautiful ambience and couches to get up from to dance –
And of all things October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in the U.S. – I am a breast cancer survivor of over a year and really grateful to still be here. We’re performing at Hard Rock Café in Detroit Michigan on Thursday night, October 23, 2014. This is the Pinktober Hard Rock Café National Breast Cancer Benefit with Karmanos Cancer Center of Detroit. Any amount if acceptable to donate at the door – it helps benefit breast cancer treatments & help with finding a cure. Doors at Hard Rock Cafe 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm; really happy to be back performing there again – 45 Monroe Street, Detroit MI phone 313 964-7625; info at http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/detroit/ http://www.hardrock.com/philanthropy/pinktober/pinktober-2014.aspx
Remember, our Detroit Music Award-winning CDs and Billboard Honorable Mention music can be found on www.cdbaby.com, www.amazon.com, www.itunes.com , also found in cool Michigan record stores and bookshops – or just write me here. Grazie, la luna di la minore www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho.com
Italy festival shows in August near Rome were great! It’s really great to be back overseas again. There is a history and mystery to the performances as ever..This time, we performed exclusively at the week long festival at the Teatro Comunale Theatre in the medieval village of Fiuggi, Italy (built in 1100). Performing for the Festival and being invited back to Europe is an honor.
So I’m embarking on new music writing with teaching and video mixed in – several Autumn shows but a new tour may be set for Spring/Summer 2015.
The next Detroit show is Saturday September 13, 2014 in downtown Detroit at 8 pm at the Michigan Fash Fest. With runway fashion curated by Meridith Lorde, music from Sean Blackman, Doc Colony, our band, art exhibits and cool things for kids of all ages – Fash Fest is open to the public downtown behind Compuware. http://michiganfashfest.com/previous-events/
I also was invited back to perform with Jill Jack and the Detroit Women Project on her terrific song, “Look Beyond the Horizon,” at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor on Sept. 7 for the film premiere of Keith Famie’s Embrace of Aging; A Women’s Perspective shown on Broadway in New York City and on PBS -the film is showing on PBS in October – check for it as it is a great film.
Remember, our award-winning CDs can be found on www.cdbaby.com, www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho, ITunes and Amazon.com, in cool Michigan record stores and book shops or just write me personally. Thanks!