July rushing river to August

This Thursday, July 27, 2023, we are playing one of our favorite places, The Whitney at the Whitney Garden Party mansion in Detroit! We are excited to be back at this gorgeous castle with new music, delicious lobster rolls and so much great dishes, drinks, the garden, and even a ghost bar inside! We’ll be playing on the beautiful patio after many great Spring and Summer shows. https://www.thewhitney.com/the-garden-party. https://visitdetroit.com/inside-the-d/whitney-garden-parties/

July 27th is also my late dad’s birthday and another special day for me on July 26th with a 10 year cancer free journey after having breast cancer in 2013 , too. 

There’s a new album coming out that features the band I was in for many years, and my songs and my voice and keyboards, with amazing musicians from my former band Detroit Energy Asylum. Detroit Energy Asylum’s “Landslide of Life” is a heartening, thrilling and spirited album and I hope you might check it out. With a nice production job by Freddie Brooks, my ex, it’s got 10 songs you have to hear. There is also a great cover of Iggy’s “I Need Somebody” and much music with Dave McMurray on saxophone and a slew of great musicians. I was lucky to spend some time at Dave’s great gig at Third Man Records Cass Corridor Detroit for Concert of Colors and Blue Note Records in July with Don Was and crew. What a great night! So please check Detroit Energy Asylum on Bandcamp for the new album. The pre-sale link is coming in early August on Bandcamp, too.

 I also am honored about having new songs to share with you soon! We had anticipated summer, but the songs will be released this Fall into the end of the year, both as singles and an album. Stay tuned for my new songs with Scott Dailey, and the band. 🙂 Scott and I are excited to release new music this year. It’s really happening!

Happy August,

Love and hope,

Carolyn xx

July Music!

Celebrating 10 years cancer free. It’s been a long road and I’m thankful to have made it this far. Appreciating just being right now. Love and hope – and to your health!

We had quite a fantastic June, with many shows, and I have to say they were great. From the west side of Michigan at Trinity House Theatre, to the Farmington Art on the Grand Bookfest, to Schulers Books aWest Bloomfield and  to the east side to St. Clair Shores Lit Fest on the Lake, back to Detroit’s Cadieux Café with The Orbitsuns, and way out northwest in Grand Rapids Michigan at The Pyramid Scheme with Women in Rock, too. Wow!

And we’re happy to hear that our new song with Erin Zindle and Carolyn Striho “The Bridge” is being played on radio throughout Michigan in Detroit, Metro Detroit, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and Toledo, Ohio. Check it out on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and Amazon – Erin and I had a good time writing and recording it, and it sounds quite sweet out in the world now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AdqNc5CQ5I

Scott Dailey and I with our band are in the mixing/mastering stage of 5 new tracks – with a few more on the way, too. We’ll start releasing new singles later this year.

The Women of Rock show was a huge success and such a great live show (and super time collaborating – and what a crowd!  Thanks to Crooked Tree Creative and all the marvelous musicians we had together 😉 

In July, we’ll be playing again with Erin Zindle at The Rumpus Room in Chelsea, Michigan, debuting our new song “The Bridge” with a set from each of us. That’s Friday night, July 7th at 8 pm https://www.therumpusroomchelsea.com

And another big show is coming up! We are playing two sets with our full band on Thursday, 7/27 at the beautiful and classy Whitney mansion in Midtown Detroit! This is the Whitney Garden Party, and we are so happy to be back at The Whitney.  Gates open at 5p, sets at 6p and 7:30p. If you want guaranteed seating, please get tickets in advance. https://www.thewhitney.com/events/The-Garden-Party

With our new music releases slated for this year, stay in touch, and please have a Happy 4th of July. Thanks for listening, downloading, and buying and supporting new music Detroit and Michigan USA


June 2023 is a Big Month!

It’s been quite a wild month already – and year – with the mixing stage to mastering going on now
for our new songs. And we’ve had great shows and Book Events this year already! From Berkley
Coffee to Third Man Records Detroit to Schuler Books and The Kickstart Book Event in
Farmington, Michigan, what a big Spring. And a new release from Erin Zindle (of The Ragbirds)
and me – “The Bridge”! Scott Dailey and me with our band also had a great show in Ann Arbor!

And Saturday night, June 17th, we’re at Trinity House Theatre with fabulously talented
singer/songwriters/musicians guitarist Mary McGuire, guitarist Scott Dailey and cellist
and guitarist Jason Charboneau. I’ll be on piano and guitar 🙂 Join us at Trinity House Theatre
in Livonia, Michigan at 8 pm.

Mary McGuire is a marvelous guitar player, singer and songwriter. Her songs shimmer onstage
and on her recordings. Scott Dailey is an amazing guitarist, singer and songwriter and a
delight to watch onstage. And Jason Charboneau’s dynamic cello playing and singer/songwriter on
guitar, too, is a treat. I’m honored to be on this bill on Father’s Day Weekend and a big night
before we all go out for summer gigs, and more. In fact, Jason is going out with the legendary
John Lodge from The Moody Blues. Mary has new songs and shows, and Scott and I and our band
– well, we’ll be releasing singles this year, culminating in an album while we perform all over Michigan!

This Sunday, 6/11/23, Ann Delisi’s Essential Music will be playing Erin Zindle and my new song,”The

Bridge” on NPR/WDET-FM Detroit – tune in! https://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/ 
Then later, 107.1 Ann Arbor’s Tree Town Sound will be airing the song about 5 pm 🙂 Thanks also
to WHFR-FM Dearborn MI for airplay! And tune into YouTube to check the song and video

Thursday, June 22nd, I’m performing at Women in Rock Grand Rapids for a big show

we’re doing together with partial proceeds for Girls Rock Grand Rapids, MI! There are many
featured female artists on this show, which is all female produced and run, too. It’s a treat and
we have quite a lineup 6/22 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids for a big night!

Saturday, June 24th, I’ll be reading from my book, “Detroit (Maiden Energy)” at Lit Walk on the Lake
in St. Clair Shores. Michigan. Poet ML Liebler puts on a great Lit Fest at St Clair Shores’ B
Blossom Heath Park 1 to 3 pm St Clair Shores MI. Check out the poets on Lake St. Clair
while the boats go by…

Sunday June 25th is our Cadieux Café show in Detroit with our friends, The Orbitsuns!
Vinnie Dombroski, also of Sponge fame, has great new songs to debut so this should be
a super show with doors at 2:30 pm for a 3 pm matinee party. http://cadieuxcafe.com/

There is more news coming with surprises and also, July brings Erin Zindle and our band in
Chelsea, MI where Erin and I will be performing “The Bridge” , our new song together and
doing 2 sets of new music with our bands! And later, the Carolyn Striho Group at
The Whitney Garden Party Detroit. We had a nice feature in Ann Arbor’s Pulp Magazine,
and also in the popular magazine Visit Detroit! which is out everywhere in Michigan.
And these are not-to-miss shows, so if you are in the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, or Detroit area,
please do come out and see us. We’re happy to see you.

We love all this news, and love to you!
Carolyn www.carolynstriho.com

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First of June coming soon

New Music Release !

We have exciting news! Amazing singer/songwriter and violinist/pianist Erin Zindle and I have a new release “The Bridge” coming out on June 3rd!  Recorded in Ann Arbor at Big Sky Studios with Geoff Michael, mixed by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Willy Nelson, Courtney Love), and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin), we couldn’t be happier to release this brand new song we wrote together. With “The Bridge” being released soon on all digital platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Bandcamp, the premiere link is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AdqNc5CQ5I and a show together planned for July x

There is much going on in June while I ready my other material for release, with Scott Dailey and the band. I’m going to do another post/blog about the second section of June because of that. But in the meantime, we are performing with the full band on Thursday, June 1st at the beautiful Ann Arbor District Library at 630 pm in Downtown Ann Arbor – join us for a set of music together! https://aadl.org/node/614086

Then I’ll be at the Farmington Art on the Grand Kickstart Book Festival on Saturday, June 3rd – join me for a reading at 11:30 am in downtown Farmington Michigan from my book “Detroit (Maiden Energy)” book, as well as many great writers, artists and more here at https://kickstartfarmington.org/fab-fest/

Next is a book Event at the new Schuler Books in West Bloomfield, Michigan on Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 pm. I’m excited to be sharing my book “Detroit (Maiden Energy)” with a new author, Joe Molloy, who is releasing his first book, “Acid Detroit”. Come join us! Details here at https://www.schulerbooks.com/event/talking-detroit-music-carolyn-striho-and-joe-molloy


Much more is coming soon, including my new Releases of New Music Singles and my Album with Scott Dailey and our band. Having just finished a great show in Berkley with Mary McGuire, and at Third Man Records Cass Corridor for Jen Larson’s Hit Girls: Women in Punk, we are ready for our new music and shows!


March to Spring Moons

New Music Alert! The songs are sounding amazing. This is all new music and with energy and melody going strong. What a great big busy month of March! 

Scott Dailey and I have been recording in several studios including the home studio and with Pearl Sound’s Chuck Alkazian in Canton, Michigan. Lauren Johnson is adding drums, Ron Wolf is adding percussion, and Chris Spooner will be tracking bass next week on several new songs.

I’ve also been recording a beautiful song that violinist and singer Erin Zindle and I wrote, cutting tracks at Big Sky in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Geoff Michael.

We are also nominated for several new 2023 Detroit Music Awards – thank you.

Many friends and fans have been waiting for new music. There will be new video, and with many new shows coming up, we will have the full band on some of those, too.  I’m almost ready to do a sneak preview of some of the new music. We will be releasing the first single on all digital platforms. More shortly, because we have some very exciting new shows to talk about, too, including a great one in April at the all new Berkley Coffee with singer/songwriter and guitarist Mary McGuire.

Shout to the stars above for a dance in the twilight New Moon soon to be the cold ground glorious splitting its heart into spring. x

Happy Spring, Happy Passover and Happy Easter.