Rio-Striho-MAIN-WEB-1 S facingFebruary 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 with tickets at

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

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

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