strihogracious 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