The new CD “Afterthought” is here – peace & love

afterthought-front-white-1It’s November here in Detroit and we’re coming to terms with the huge election. But we’ve got the brand new album/CD “Afterthought.” So excited to share it with you!  We had a super CD Release Party and are on our way to working out another European tour for next year. In the meantime, I’ve been honored with a great write up in the Detroit Free Press by Brian McCollum with a First Listen of the track “Love Won’t Stay Close,” and will be appearing on NPR Radio with WDET-FM 101.9 Detroit on Ann Delisi’s Essential Music, Sunday, November 20th. With many requests for the new CD, I’ve been busy mailing! And I had a great time as a guest at the Don Was/Iggy Pop Grammy Foundation show at the Detroit’s Majestic Theatre last month. We also have a brand new date just announced here in Metro Detroit. The show is Friday night, December 2nd at the Stray Cat Lounge, just north of Detroit in Clinton Township. Details over at And we’re celebrating the release of Scott Dailey’s single, “Holiday” – you’ve got to hear it!  Remember that you can buy the CDs right now on, I Tunes and Amazon; it is also available at my upcoming Web Store – to be added here next month – and also, please feel free to write me personally and I will get you a brand new CD. So Small Business Saturday is coming up Thanksgiving weekend -please consider buying a new CD or downloading fresh new music for holiday purchases. I’m back to working on my book -hurray! – which hopes to be ready soon – and some exciting new work for overseas next summer xo.  Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for the support 🙂

“Afterthought” moves through a host of musical moods, from the moodier, darker vibe of the opening title track to exotic gypsy-rock feel of “Russian Inn” to the lively, driving sound of “Love Won’t Stay Close,” which you can hear exclusively for now in this Freep First Spin debut…”    Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press Music Editor, October, 2016. 



11913244_10207346355282659_1703785275_nWell, here I am in February with miles to go before

I sleep…we had many submissions in the Detroit Music Awards again this year and wanted to thank you the artists, musicians, songwriters and music community as you get ready to vote for nominations . Finally, the new music will be coming out and gigs being planned as we travel to northern Michigan for a private party first, then going to Mexico again this Spring! New dates coming sometime… – And between teaching and writing, back in the studio rehearsals and new video, busy times this winter.  David Bowie meant so much growing up and all my life, right in sync with his music and performing- rest in peace doesn’t quite fit the pages of meaning he gave…sending prayers of hope and faith to Flint, Michigan – and to everybody…a super rocking February month to you, peace!





December…end of the year as we know it…

Photo on 2015-10-31 at 14.28Big 2015 highlights include receiving a fresh Detroit Music Award again, this time for Outstanding Rock Songwriter of the Year – I’m really honored! Off of our 5th European tour, we began to cut a new CD/album with a new direction, brand new songs and special guests. There’s never-heard-before tracks I wrote and recorded, too-bonus! Hoping for a spring/summer release in 2016 – going back to the studio – and thanks for radio airplay in Detroit, Metro Detroit, northern Michigan, England, Italy and New Zealand.. Great shows this year with the full band at Callahan’s Music Hall and O’Mara’s Irish Pub, my second time performing on Detroit’s famous Concert of Colors with Don Was on bass, my guitarist/comrade Scott Dailey and Don’s house band! at Orchestra Hall/Max Fisher Music Center.  We also did 3 nights acoustic at the Beaver Island Music Festival in Lake Michigan, back to our 5th year at Metro Detroit’s huge Arts Beats & Eats Festival, shows at Majestic Café  (in the Majestic Theatre Detroit) and other area clubs including Stray Cat Lounge.  In October, I visited Patti Smith at her great “M Train” book reading at Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor, and also was lucky to go back to Jamaica!  Invited to the Grammy Music Awards again & congratulations to the nominees  ..everybody love, health, peace & understanding to a Happy New Year 2016  xo




Happy Independence Day July


I’m honored to be back onstage with Don Was and his All-Star Revue at the upcoming Concert of Colors at Orchestra Hall/Max M. Fisher Music Hall.  The Concert of Colors is a magnificent festival which runs several days and nights.  We’ll be performing at 7 pm on Sunday, July 12th.  There are so many fantastic groups and musicians all together and here’s more at the Detroit Free Press:  and schedule at

Then we’re off to way up and out in northern Michigan, Charlevoix to Lake Michigan to Beaver Island.  The awesome Beaver Island Music Festivals runs 3 days and nights and we’ll performing 2 nights with an acoustic-electric adventure of new and favorite songs – the festival features many great acts –

We’ve got some more new shows and festivals coming soon after having so many terrific shows in the past year!   I received the Outstanding Rock Songwriter of the Year in this year’s Detroit Music Awards, too – this year, recording is really moving forward again, with new special guests, a great direction.  The new album plans to be released this year.  I’m finally, yes, finally looking to release the retrospective, too  – artwork and other stuff being figured out – with unreleased songs and other loved gems.

Please remember to request CDs/download of our Detroit Music Award and Billboard award-winning recent releases on I-Tunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and at area record stores.  You can also write me and I’ll send you a CD if I have any left in stock here.

..  Festivals and more shows, recordings, writing, teaching and possibly a new European tour, taking a breath to say Happy Summer,- thanks for listening!

x love,

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June…Mercury’s going direct …let’s go…

Striho Getting Ready for GigSummer and June – finally here in Michigan!  And I’ve been invited to return to the Concert of Colors performing on Don Was’ 2015 All-Star Revue at the Max Fisher Music Hall in downtown Detroit – that’s going to be a hot week in Detroit!  Stay tuned for details; the Concert of Colors will be in July, 2015

Coming up this summer is another really cool festival where we’re performing acoustic psychedelic rock/soul magic at northern Michigan’s Beaver Island Festival – a one-of-a-kind festival over 3 nights in July

And I again had more airplay on WCSX-FM 94.7 with Doug Podell, WDET-FM with Ann Delisi and on WHFR-FM 93.9- – as well as in Germany and Italy – I’m adding some requested older material later this year – and albums to my websites — also to CD Baby soon. You can request CDs/download of some of my more recent music on I-Tunes, Amazon and CD Baby – just type in “striho” – or through area record stores and from me…

We’re doing a possible return to Europe to play on a new tour – this would be my 6th tour of Europe!

Thanks again for honoring me as the Outstanding Rock Songwriter of the Year 2015 in the Detroit Music Awards in April and for so many nominations and wins over the years. and with being so busy teaching and writing, yes.., finally – I’m finishing recording and mixing the new album/CD release this year. Thanks for listening, be well xo -more info at


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May it be summer soon….

I just won the Outstanding Rock Songwriter of the Year 2015 in the Detroit Music Awards in April. I’m grateful for so many nominations over the years and some really cool wins. Detroit is an amazing music city and to be honored once more is really great.  And what a super show we just had at Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills, Michigan for the Rio/Striho return gig, sold-out with so many new fans and friends!

We also had more airplay on WCSX-FM 94.7 with Doug Podell, WDET-FM with Ann Delisi and on WHFR-FM 93.9 with Scott Boatright – – as well as in Germany and Australia – – thank you again!  I’m adding some requested older material and albums to my websites this year, and also to CD Baby, soon.   And you can request my CDs or download music on I-Tunes, Amazon and CD Baby – just type in “striho” – or through area record stores and from me of course! Just as an aside, we fund everything ourselves; we don’t fund raise and kickstart or gofund me/indie go.  So I’m really grateful for your purchases.

Busy recording the new album in the studio, spring into summer as the focus is on film work/writing.  The next local show in the Detroit, Michigan area is with my full band on May 9th at the Stray Cat Lounge in the Detroit Metro area at Clinton Township, Michigan – delicate, passionate, raw power, and new music –

And there is some cool stuff coming up; I have some great festivals I’ve been invited to do and one is at the Concert of Colors Don Was 2015 All-Star Revue at the Max Fisher Music Hall in downtown Detroit –  we’re performing again with Don and the All-Star Revue on Sunday night, July 12th 7 pm!

Also this summer is a weekend coming up performing at the neat northern Michigan’s Beaver Island Festival – another one-of-a-kind festival!   We have a possible return to Europe to play on a new tour…and a new album/CD release this year.    More info at info at with New Songs posted later this year xo

Striho awardVideo shoot carolyn on piano with scottlove and respect!