Weâ€™ve had some really cool shows this summer â€“ really hot out there onstage at the festivals! So far it’s been Ann Arborâ€™s Top of the Park Summer Festival, Detroitâ€™s River Days, and the Wyandotte Street Fair, more to come!
We just did a super show at Detroitâ€™s Concert of Colors — WOW. Curated by producer and musician Don Was with WDET’s Ismael Ahmed, the Concert of Colors is one of the biggest musical events each summer in Detroit, and to be invited to perform on Donâ€™s Detroit All-Star Revue is one of the biggest honors a musician can have here. It was held at the Max Fisher Music Hall, home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the sound and stage were top notch. Each of the artists did their own songs, and final act wasÂ Motown legend Martha Reeves, who sang “Dancing in the Streets.” It was also her 70th birthday, and while she was singing, we all came back out on stage singing and dancing, and presented her with a cake.
Here’s a link to a great review of the show by Brett Callwood of Detroit’s MetroTimes, where he said,
“…singer / songwriter Carolyn Striho woke up everyone with an awesome polka rocker.”
I have to say, the experience was humbling and I’m overjoyedÂ to have been a part of it!
Weâ€™re continuing on the road to more shows in northern Michigan, with Charlevoix and the Mackinac Island Music Festival, then back in Metro Detroit for Northville’s Buy Michigan Now FestÂ at 3 pm Friday, August 5th -Â we’re also playing the Mt. Chalet in Royal Oak, Michigan on Saturday night, August 6th – and Farmingtonâ€™s Riley Park Festival Friday night, August 19th – Fall brings a cool autumn with a tour in Italy and more … stay tuned to the Live Shows page, as more are being added, or subscribe to the newsletter on the right to keep up to date.
Anyway, I know Iâ€™m kind of excited in this summer heat, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes, too, like writing and recording new songs, new photo shoots, and a new video in the storyboard stages. Looking forward to the rest of the summer, and I hope to see you at a show sometime. If so, please come and say hi!
Stay cool out there,