Alas, a wildly cool summer! 

Mackinac Island’s Music Festival was fantastic. The show was on a stunningly beautiful night at the Inn at Stonecliffe, gorgeous grounds with a view of the Mackinac Bridge and a great big fun group of people and musicians –wining and dining to 2 sets each by myself, super guitarist Scott Dailey and the vibrant Audra Kubat.

Thank you to Mackinac Island, Mary McGuire, Michelle Chenard, Mark Arminski, and the Inn at Stonecliffe, and of course friends from Detroit and new friends on Mackinac Island! The songs rang out over the Great Lakes!

Back downstate, we just finished a great night at the Farmington “Rhythmz in Riley Park” and our violinist Kurt moved to Korea! With Dave Dion on bass, Bonnie Kaye and Josh Stokes on violins too, and Ron Wolf on percussion, the night was full of surprises.  Special thanks to the City of Farmington — the kids were fantastic dancers and there was a big crowd.

The next Carolyn Striho Group show is Arts Beats and Eats in downtown Royal Oak on a big Labor Day, Monday, September 5, from 5:00 to 6 :00 p.m. It’s a huge event that features us with the infamous Cult Heroes and the marvelous world/Detroit artist Amp Fiddler – between the Psychedelic Furs, Tom Tom Club and George Clinton P Funk All Stars!
Come on down to Arts Beats and Eats on Labor Day at the Ford Focus Alternative Stage – by the Ferris Wheel and train tracks.

(Could MI-Fest also be in the picture? …)

Then we’re at Jazz at Trinity in Southgate, Michigan – a groovy charm of a show on Sunday, September 18… As a fan of church sound and architecture, this promises to be another great evening… it’s an early one, so you can still get up on Monday.

Thanks for the support – times are tough, Detroit is tough – and thanks to Don Was for the honor of playing the Concert of Colors’ All Star Revue this summer – it was gorgeous and a great show downtown!