August 2023

We just had a whirlwind of exciting shows in Detroit and northern Michigan. Thanks for so many great memories and super stages. Thanks to Don Was, Ismael Ahmed and Ann Delisi and The Detroit Institute of Arts for the Concert of Colors performances we did, and to 20 Front Street in Lake Orion, Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, WKLT-FM Northern Michigan Traverse City and Terri Ray, as well as The Lark Theater in Cheboygan, Michigan. Wow!

In August, we’ll be back in Detroit’s Corktown to play at Brooklyn Street Local on Wednesday evening, August 24th from 6 to 8 pm. for the Corktown Sounds series. We performed in Corktown back in the winter in March, and are back at Brooklyn Street Local on a summer evening. Brooklyn Street Local is at 1266 Michigan Avenue in Detroit. We are performing as a trio that evening and it’s a free admission show!

https://corktownsounds.com/ and https://brooklynstreetlocal.com/

Sunday, August 28th, Book Beat’s 40th Anniversary celebration in Oak, Park, Michigan from 12 to 5 pm will be a treat! I’ll be doing a music/poetry performance with Scott Dailey on guitar with so many great authors reading and signing books and more music performances. If you haven’t gotten a copy of “Detroit (Maiden Energy)”, now is the time to come on over. And there are many new authors to discover and music to hear. Free admission, and details here from the Metro Times and Book Beat! https://www.metrotimes.com/arts/oak-parks-book-beat-to-celebrate-40-years-this-month-30761929: https://www.thebookbeat.com/backroom/2022/08/05/book-beat-40th-anniversary-party/

We’re planning to release a new single before the album release coming up, too. Enjoy the hot summer days and fall-like weather, too, as I write this note. So much has happened in the last several years, and here’s to your health.

Love, Carolyn

July Summer Shows and News!

There’s some amazing shows coming up in July and more being added into August at this writing. We’re back performing at the annual Concert of Colors at the Detroit Institute of Arts with Don Was’ All Star Revue for an Iggy Pop 75th Birthday Tribute! We’re returning to 20 Front Street for a brilliant show with Mary McGuire and Erin Zindle in Lake Orion! Also coming up is a show at Lake Orion’s Canterbury Village at the Michigan Rib Fest and two shows we’ll be doing at The Lark Theater in Cheboygan, Michigan. 

First, on Saturday, July 2nd, I’ll be performing with our full band at the Michigan Rib Fest in Lake Orion, Michigan at 5 pm. Looks like the start of a big 4th of July weekend everywhere! Details here at: https://www.michiganribfest.com/band-lineup

Friday night, July 22nd at 9 pm in Detroit, I am excited to be back with Scott Dailey on the THE 15TH ANNUAL DON WAS DETROIT ALL-STAR REVUE: TRIBUTE TO IGGY POP with so many great artists at Detroit’s Concert of Colors at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum lawn https://www.concertofcolors.com/line-up

https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2022/06/08/concert-colors-detroit-iggy-pop-tribute-ukrainian-band/7552986001/

Saturday evening, July 23rd, I’ll be performing on a very special night with marvelous songwriters and friends at 20 Front Street at 8 pm in Lake Orion, Michigan. Fabulous singers/songwriters and musicians Mary McGuire and Erin Zindle (of The Ragbirds) are joining up with me, Scott Dailey and Ron Wolf. This is going to be a rare performance together in a midsummer night’s dream of music – join us if you’re in town!

https://20frontstreet.com/event/a-night-of-music-with-carolyn-striho-erin-zindle-and-mary-mcguire/

We will also be appearing on WKLT-FM Northern Michigan, Traverse City’s “The Garage”with fantastic DJ Terri Ray! On Sunday night, July 24th at 9 pm, tune into live-streaming or on 93.5 or 97.5 FM for Scott Dailey and me. https://www.wklt.com/copy-of-ida

And on Saturday evening, July 30th, Scott Dailey and I will be performing 2 shows at 6 and 7:30 pm at The Lark Theater in Cheboygan, Michigan – looking forward to this beautiful theater up north!

https://thelarktheater.com/events/list/?tribe_paged=2&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2022-06-09

 We’ll also be returning back to some of our favorite places we played this year, including Corktown in Detroit and back to the marvelous Book Beat bookstore for a reading and performance with great authors and musicians. My book, “Detroit (Maiden Energy)” is again being added to more bookstores and the Europe tour back to the Isle of Wight and to London, as well as Italy, is moved to the summer of 2023 

Hope to see you soon with a new album as I work on another book. Remember to keep the faith, organize and be ready to vote blue in November!

Love,

Carolyn

May Music

It’s May and we’re honored to have received 4 Detroit Music Awards for 2022. Thank you for the nominations and congratulations to the winners and nominees, and all those who make music and art.

We had a great show at The Congregation in Detroit and are continuing shows in Detroit with the 3rd one this year. It’s a very hot show together again with Vinnie and The Orbitsuns! We’re returning to great Detroit spot The Cadieux Café Saturday night May 14th with Scott Dailey on guitar and vocals, Jason Charboneau on cello, Lauren Johnson on drums, Sam Copperman on bass and I’ll be on vocals, keyboard and guitar. We’ll be doing some of our new songs and favorites. Sure hope you can come out to enjoy the night! We have cool prizes of goodies and rare merch! All the details, tickets and address here at: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cadieux-cafe-presents-the-orbistsuns-carolyn-striho-group-tickets-320804544027?fbclid=IwAR3wpFJLrFvlKI93Wvge2N4JPVU8DN87jVcpvOvPUOsMj5rTiIGEGlbA5x

There is a lot of unrest with the Supreme Court wanting to take control of women’s health and privacy. This is very bad news. And the war in Ukraine continues. With prayers for peace, love, equal rights and hope, we remain strong. Later into summer, we have some more shows planned that are quite awesome – more details soon! And with a touch of love and spring, many thanks for supporting live music, we’re looking forward to a great big summer hopefully of love and peace.

Love,
Carolyn

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Spring’s here, new shows, music and poetry!

Happy Spring! April is National Poetry Month, Record Store Day and Independent Bookstore Month and we’re celebrating all 3! It’s also Earth Day! Our next show is a return to The Congregation in Detroit on Saturday, April 23rd from 6 to 7:30 pm where we’ll perform a duo set of music and poetry. And we have special vinyl and the book, and some surprises. https://thecongregationdetroit.com Then we’re back with our full band and The Orbitsuns on Saturday night, May 14, 2022 at The Cadieux Cafe. http://www.cadieuxcafe.com. It’s sure an honor to be playing music after decades and grateful to be out there again. There are some big wow shows coming up this summer while we continue to record the new album and much more coming soon. Stay tuned, and love to Spring, everywhere. And please – no more war!

Love,

Carolyn

March into Spring

Saturday evening, March 5th, Scott Dailey and I will be performing at Two James Spirits in Detroit’s Corktown as part of the Corktown Music Festival. Our percussionist Ron Wolf is joining us, too. It’s a benefit for 4 PAWS 1 Heart for homeless pets, so come on down to warm up and enjoy some music, spirits and good March hope. And wish Scott a happy birthday! Two James Spirits, 2445 Michigan Avenue, Detroit 48216 (313) 961-4800. https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/no-hamtramck-music-fest-in-march-but-corktown-music-fest-instead/Content?oid=29349382

https://www.rockatnight.com/2022/01/corktowns-music-festival-in-detroit-to-benefit-homeless-

Into Spring and beyond, we’ll be performing with the full band at The Cadieux Café in Detroit, 20 Front Street in Lake Orion, several music festivals in the Detroit area/Northern Michigan area, a possible return overseas to the U.K. – and more surprises with shows and traveling!

Thanks so much for the nominations in the 2022 Detroit Music Awards. Our band, The Carolyn Striho Group, is nominated for Outstanding Rock/Pop Artist/Group. I am nominated for Outstanding Songwriter and Outstanding Keyboardist, and Scott Dailey is nominated for Outstanding Guitarist. It’s an honor! https://www.detroitmusicawards.net/2022-nominees

Also, thanks for the big support for “Detroit (Maiden Energy)” which was on the First Ballot of the Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album 2022.
https://recordingacademy.com/news
We are praying for the people of Ukraine. Love, peace and hope remains.
x Carolyn Striho