carolynbonnieronbandWhat a year…2016…shocking to lose David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, so many others, …then there was the election – but we got back in the studio to finish the album with the band and very special guests.  I won my 11th Detroit Music Award, too. In 2016, I received Outstanding Songwriter of the Year – Rock – for the 2nd straight year. It was an honor to receive a new award!

The new album “Afterthought” is doing well and I’ve had to reorder CDs for the New Year.  You can order online at CDBaby, ITunes, and Amazon, or if you are local, there are CDs at fine Metro Detroit Music Record stores or email me – we just received a new shipment.  And my husband/guitarist Scott Dailey’s new single/EP “Holiday/Indonesia” is also available now.  Check the online sites and local stores, too!

With shows at Detroit’s River Days, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Arts Beats & Eats opening for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Callahan’s Music Hall, Stray Cat, Bands Together Against Cancer and much more, it turned out to be a great music year – and the Playa Del Carmen, Mexico trip for songwriting circle, too, was beautiful.

Also, I was the subject of a Detroit Free Press feature article for my new “Afterthought” album, and honored to be back on WDET-FM’s Ann Delisi’s Essential Music for a great interview. Talking with Don Was and Iggy again at the Majestic Theatre, being a part of the Fillmore Theatre Detroit Music Awards show and more airplay in outstate Michigan through the Midwest and into Europe again, I’m grateful to be finally back to working on the book and busy teaching teenagers. And we’re getting ready for 2017 – a big set of challenges but happy to be making music. And a new album is back in the works already…

Love and peace, may you have good health & joy.

xo Carolyn, Scott, and the Carolyn Striho Group

 “Eclectic and avant-garde! “Afterthought” makes a bold and original statement from Carolyn as an artist, and why she has carved out a strong musical identity and loyal following!” Northstar Media, Detroit/Los Angeles, December 2016   Carolyn_and_Scott_cool_northern_lights_1251941373