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!
We’ve got a big show Saturday night, August 9th at the Stray Cat Lounge-Stray Cat Lounge is located at 40813 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township, MI http://www.thestraycatlounge.com/. And we had a super night in July at Callahan’s Music Hall with a full house for my band and the fantastic Rio & the Rockabilly Revival! Thanks also to Detroit’s WDET-FM 101.9 and Ann Delisi’s Essential Music for our live performance and interview on Ann’s show and to Rob Reinhart – great people at a great NPR/Detroit station. Also thank you to WHFR-FM for the live broadcast and airplay. More stations are picking us up overseas, too – great news!
I’ve been really honored with an invitation to perform in Italy again in August, too in Rome for several nights – and we’ll be back in Europe later with the full band for a bigger tour. We’ll be performing several dates at festivals in Italy this month – we will be back next year at many super festivals we have in Michigan and the Midwest region including Chicago dates. And we were honored to be asked to perform again at Arts Beats and Eats as well but will be on the road at that time.
Just a reminder my CDs “Word Attack” and “Honesty” – both Detroit Music Award winners for Outstanding CDs of the Year – are available at area record stores/& online at CD Baby, I Tunes, Amazon…my guitarist Scott Dailey’s award-nominated CD “So Much Time to Burn” is also available as is our violinist Bonnie Kaye’s CD.
Blessings…much more news soon including some big Autumn shows….and going back in the studio.
July News – Rio/Striho – Rio Scafone and Carolyn Striho return to Callahan’s with their popular double bill! Carolyn Striho is back with her full band performing with the riveting Rio & the Rockabilly Revival on Friday night, July 18th, 2014 at 8 pm at Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Winner of 3 Detroit Music Awards this year, and a total of 7 this year within the Carolyn Striho Group, Striho released her latest CD “Word Attack” to great reviews and an award for Outstanding Acoustic CD of the Year 2014 in Detroit. Guitarist Scott Dailey of the Carolyn Striho Group also received a nomination for Outstanding Country CD of the Year for his new CD “So Much Time to Burn.”
Rio & the Rockabilly Revival just received Hour Detroit Magazine’s Best Original Artist/Band award and will be releasing a new single at the show. The high-energy, wildly passionate and catchy live action is ripe and ready as Rio & the Rockabilly Revival are one of the most exciting bands onstage to perform with.
Carolyn’s history is vast and goes back to the punk days at Bookies in Detroit – with her work in her early bands (Cubes, Rough Cut) to her infamous fired up, r&b heavy music jazzed Detroit Energy Asylum within Was (Not Was) band, and with Patti Smith later, Striho continues to release new music and has done some incredible live shows in the past several years. Carolyn’s also invited back to tour in Europe this year and is working on another new album, video and a book. Carolyn and band have only 1 more local show this summer, so this promises to be a big night. Callahan’s is a triumphant return for Carolyn to a full stage and music show after surviving breast cancer and multiple surgeries in the recent year.
And Rio Scafone’s rock roots run deep. As the niece of early rock legend, Jack Scott, she carries on the family tradition serving up red hot, spitfire Roots Rock & Country-Soul. Her band, the wildly popular, Rockabilly Revival seamlessly blends the vintage Sun Records sound with contemporary elements that satisfy both old school rock & roll lovers and modern day music fans alike. Their shows have been dubbed “The Church of Rock & Roll” due to their “Revival tent” fervor and energy.
Carolyn Striho will be appearing on the marvelous Ann Delisi’s Essential Music show this weekend, an honor to be on Ann’s show on WDET-FM 101.9 Detroit Sunday, July 13th! Give a listen and support WDET! http://wdet.org/
Callahan’s show is dedicated to Carolyn’s nephew, Travis Trombley, who was in a major hit and run accident in Michigan recently. Prayers for Travis’ recovery…and thank for the supporting music! Tickets are $10 available at http://atcallahans.com/sliders/riostriho-rio-scafone-carolyn
Callahan’s Music Hall
2105 South Boulevard
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
I’ll be featured on the amazing Ann Delisi Essential Music show on WDET-FM in July – Ann’s show is simply the best, and we’re honored to be performing live on it this summer. Thanks also to WDET-FM/NPR for the airplay! http://wdet.org/
Stay tuned for a big night in July where we perform together with the fantastic Rio & the Rockabilly Revival. This is going to be a hot night with both full bands performing once again together at Callahan’s Music Hall. Tickets at http://atcallahans.com/sliders/riostriho-rio-scafone-carolyn-striho/ This is a comeback show for me after a tough health year! Save the date of Friday night, July 18th, 2014. http://www.atcallahans.com/
And thanks to Detroit WAE for a terrific radio show we did in at Le Petit Zinc, Detroit with tracks from our “Word Attack” album. “Word Attack” won the Outstanding Acoustic Album of the Year in the recent Detroit Music Awards. http://www.detroitisdifferent.com/?p=337
I also sang a few songs at the Team Cancer Busters Relay for Life-great night in June as a guest of Jennifer Christiansen & Royce Javan at Heurto in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Fantastic cause, thank you for coming out!
Many thanks also to Jeff Lehrke at Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center for the live music and interview on http://www.tapdetroit.com/
More shows to be announced including a 3rd European tour. And our CDs – including Scott Dailey’s Award Nominated Release, “So Much Time to Burn” and some very rare vinyl albums will also be in Detroit area record stores soon – not only online.
Thank you for supporting music, always, love to Steve King, one of the best guys around, a true artist in the studio and out..……we are going to really miss you.
Writing my album “Word Attack” was a great time…and with my new songs, we’re putting some final touches on some new shows as medical/health situation is improving! Some nearby performances this summer will be at Callahan’s Music Hall and Stray Cat Lounge with the great Rio & the Rockabilly Revival – my band may also be back at Detroit’s P.J.’s Lager House, several Michigan festivals and Chicago dates, dates to be announced in Europe later this year; and I will be recording and re-releasing some gems/never-before-heard gems by the holidays.
You can get the latest Outstanding Acoustic/Folk CD of the Year….“Word Attack” and Scott’s Dailey’s Award-nominated “So Much Time to Burn” at www.cdbaby.com, www.itunes.com and www.amazon.com. Soon to be at Detroit and Michigan record stores as well. While working on the book and new music, new video soon, happy for my musicians, family and friends for their creative, terrific moonbeams of love!
After 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 www.detroitmusicawards.com, 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 www.digitaldownloadaward.com and www.detroitmusicawards.com. 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 http://www.zumbagrille.com and www.detroitmusicawards.com
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 http://www.a-o-buero.de/en/films/filme/datum/2013/07/16/detroit-michigan-motor-city-music/ and more info here at http://www.thecarrcenter.org/#!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! http://www.reverbnation.com/rioandtherockabillyrevival
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. www.detroitmusicawards.com
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: http://www.rivetingriffs.com/Carolyn%20Striho%20Interview%202014.html
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: http://www.a-o-buero.de/en/films/filme/datum/2013/07/16/detroit-michigan-motor-city-music/
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