Happy December 1st. There is so much beautiful music and energy coming up in The City of Detroit, and Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, and all through Michigan, Canada and the world. Time to think about the strength and hope of the cold winter resilience as a theme with creating this winter. Just an update or two on what I just did and am doing 🙂 A couple of Friday nights ago, November 22nd in Detroit, I performed at Detroit’s Tree Lighting at Campus Martius Park. Attended by nearly 50,000 people and broadcast on WXYZ Detroit Channel 7, we were thrilled to be on the main stage! We performed with Mayer Hawthorne and Beth Griffith Manley, and there were beautiful choirs and skaters, families and friends…with many thanks to my amazing musicians, Scott Dailey, Dave Dion and Dominica Lamarra, and the fantastic Downtown Detroit Partnership! https://www.facebook.com/events/488208235243032/ 

Sunday December 1st at Third Man Records Detroit Cass Corridor, it is the debut for the new book “Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music” on Michigan State University Press. I’ll be reading one of my included poems in this very cool anthology. Thankful! Details http://msupress.org/event/r-e-s-p-e-c-t-book-launch-at-third-man-records-detroit-mi/ 

Ann Arbor shows: December, Thursday, Friday & 2 shows Saturday, Dec. 12th-Dec. 14th in Ann Arbor, I’m honored to be performing with the marvelous Erin Zindle and EBird and Friends’ Holiday shows at The Ark in Ann Arbor. This will be a revelry of fine musicians and holiday music cheer over a four night/day run! ! Details https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-ann-arbor/2019/11/17/annual-ebird-friends-holiday-show-to-take-place-at-the-ark-in-downtown-ann-arbor/

The holidays are coming and please don’t forget to check my new book “Detroit (Maiden Energy)” as a holiday gift. You can find it locally at Book Beat, Mayflower Bookstore and Dearborn Music – soon to be added to stores in Ann Arbor and Traverse City, and Toronto, Canada –  or on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Aquarius/Auxmedia’s website. Thanks again to the Metro Times for the November feature!  I’ll be heading up to northern Michigan for Book Events/Signings/Readings and also over to Canada in the New Year. https://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Maiden-Energy-Carolyn-Striho/dp/1733089837

  And thank you for the beautiful feature that just came out in the December issues of Metro Parent for Southeast Michigan, a nice surprise! https://www.metroparent.com/daily/education/school-issues/rocker-carolyn-striho-inspires-students/

We’re on a new Michigan CD Benefit album with many Michigan bands This compilation features Carolyn Striho’s “East of Eden” written by Striho and Scott Dailey. We’re grateful for the Michigan music community coming together for Ralston Bowles, and we’re happy to be included on this special “Michigan Music” compilation album, featuring over 30 songs from artists across Michigan. BUY ALBUM: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/michganmusic DETAILS & INFO: https://localspins.com/the-unprecedented-michigan-music-co…/

I’m grateful for writing today on December 1st and gratitude is a theme…Thank you again to Jim McFarlin/Detroit Metro Times for the nice 2 page feature on my new book earlier this month. Also so many gracious thanks to everyone who came out to the shows and book events, and bought my book from me or online – or at a store! Also, thanks to NPR Detroit’s WDET-FM’s Ann Delisi for the great interview and airplay. Thanks to WHFR-FM Henry Ford College and Scott Boatright. And thanks to Gary Graff, Ann Delisi, ML Liebler, Brian Jabas Smith, Brian Gilmore, John Jeffire, Heather Buchanan and kind words about the book from many… I’m amazed, and it’s deeply super stuff to have so many care about my music, and writing.  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa – more shortly xo

  Love, Carolyn