With 12 studio albums and numerous compilations in the U.S. and Europe, in the years with my bands and incarnations, it’s time for new recordings. And after 7 overseas tours, we’re planning a bigger one to the U.K. and possibly back to Italy. Both books I’ve been working on are now with rewrites and layouts – hopefully some of the writing and editing is coming together soon. There is definite news on a retrospective release coming, too, from Orchide Records,which also houses our album “Secrets and Space” and Sonic’s Rendezous and Fred “Sonic” Smith retrospectives (as well as keyboardist Luis Resto) https://orchiderecords.bigcartel.com/products. But I just want to thank many for the support here in Detroit, throughout Michigan and Canada, too, over the years doing music. I’m honored to have been making music for many decades as I was a teenager playing Detroit clubs so many years ago – time flies- I’ve been grateful to work with the best, and with my own new releases coming up. All this takes me back to the hard work in the studio and onstage. And with a big election coming up in November, and so many important issues to turn to, let’s make things blue – it’s time to work on love and hope!! I’ll be back soon with new music in a new direction and some new announcements of very cool events here in Detroit/Metro Detroit I’m involved with, too xx
Carolyn, Don, Scott and Kurt
Back from England! We had a great U.K. tour performing at Isle of Wight, Rhythmtree Festival, in London and at Hope and Anchor. Everybody was great and the shows were awesome – it was an honor to be invited back overseas. With several photos here from the shows here 🙂 – Special thanks to Pete Holden at Rhythmtree, and the entire staff, Andy Barding, Ian Jay, Ian Anderson, Steve Lennon, DopeSickFly, DigiCafe, The Isle of Wight, LOUD WOMEN, Cassie Fox, Anna Z, Tokyo Taboo, Concrete Bones, Helen McCookerybook, Hope and Anchor club and London’s Islington (Angel).
In late July, we’re also joining up again with the incredible Barbara Payton and Mary McGuire, with Scott Dailey and Ron Wolf, at 20 Front Street, Saturday evening, July 28th for a Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is a special, dreamy rock and roll performance with several new songs! Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm – check out the fantastic posters, and come on up, summer’s short x Tickets here at http://20frontstreet.com/event/a-midsummer-nights-dream-concert-barbara-payton-carolyn-striho-mary-mcguire/
August brings adventure at Third Man Records on the Punk Rock Retrospective Panel with Cranbrook Art Academy herein Detroit for a special 2 pm show – and we’re back with our full band at several festivals; details shortly. xx love, carolyn
A big July month ahead back to Europe for shows and a great show back in Michigan, too! First, we’re honored to be playing at the U.K.’s Isle of Wight, and The Rhythmtree Festival Friday July 13, 2018, and at Hope and Anchor in London on Saturday night July 14th ! If you’re in the U.K., please join us at one of these legendary festivals and venues! With amazing bands Morcheeba, Brand New Heavies, Space and more, Rhythmtree will be out of this world! And with Loud Women in London, it’s a treat of a night! We’ll also be returning to 20 Front Street in Lake Orion, Michigan with the great lineup of Barbara Payton and Mary McGuire, Scott Dailey and Ron Wolf, Saturday night, July 28 xx More at https://www.rhythmtree.co.uk/artists-a-z, https://www.rhythmtree.co.uk/carolyn-striho https://www.facebook.com/hopeandanchorlive/ http://www.punk77.co.uk/punkhistory/hope_and_anchor_history.htm and http://20frontstreet.com/
And on Saturday August 4th at Third Man Records Detroit, I’m on the panel for the Punk Rock Detroit Panel Discussion/Film Clips presented with Cranbrook Art Museum – https://cranbrookartmuseum.org/events/detroit-punk/ The Carolyn Striho Group’s August and September festival appearances are on the way, too, with new recording work. A hot time in the town tonight, keep your candles burning bright…never give up.
It’s June in Detroit already! A time for new shows and recording – we’ll be performing at Detroit Music Weekend Saturday, June 16th in Detroit’s Entertainment District/Harmonie Park near Music Hall Detroit. We’ll be playing on the Ford Stage at 7:50 pm. with such acts as The Jacksons (!), Craig Brown, Ben Daniels, actor Jeff Daniels and more, it’s an honor to be invited to perform at Detroit Music Weekend. Info here at https://www.detroitmusicweekend.org/ford-stage/ and https://www.detroitmusicweekend.org/
June also brings the premiere of the film Tough Luck: Detroit Stories at Cinema Detroit Tuesday evening, June 26 at 5:30 to 8:30 pm at 3420 Cass Avenue, Detroit by Chicago filmmaker and former Detroiter Mary Sommers. Tough Luck tells adventures of Detroiters who grew up in the City, including myself, and also highlights playwright Dominique Morriseau, writer Larry Gabriel, activist and teacher Ka Fields, poets and more – featuring our song, “East of Eden,” too! https://www.cinemadetroit.org/
Next, we’re on our way to the U.K. again in July for performances at The Rhythmtree Festival at Isle of Wight (Morcheeba and Brand New Heavies!) and in London at Hope and Anchor with Loud Women,and more! Then we’re back in town for a very special show in July with Midsummer’s Night Dream – Detroit Unplugged!- before recording in Detroit and up north.
Thinking of the late Anthony Bourdain’s quote: “ I love Detroit. I think it’s beautiful. I think it’s one of the most beautiful cities in America—still. The same incompetence and neglect that led to its current state of affairs has, at least, left us with a cityscape that even now, taunts us with the memories of our once outsized dreams… … Detroit looks like nowhere else. Detroit looks like motherfuckin’ Detroit. As it should. I’ll say it again. And again. I love Detroit. I love Detroiters. You’ve got to have a sense of humor to live in a city so relentlessly fucked. You’ve got to be tough—and occasionally even devious. And Detroiters are funny, tough—and supreme improvisers.” RIP, Sir, a treasure.
Thanks for the support for downloading and buying much of my music, and your support of musicians, painters, poets, writers, dancers, chefs, artists, everywhere.
Love, Carolyn www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho
Detroit Music Award 2016 for Outstanding Rock Songwriter
Gracious spoke and set my wheels on fire! We have a full band performance in Detroit’s Corktown at PJ’s Lager House, Friday night, May 25th. Starting a full moon Memorial Day weekend with new music and raucous big jams in a soulful night of high energy, The Caroiyn Striho Group returns to a favorite in Detroit, PJ’s Lager House. http://pjslagerhouse.com/about/
And many thanks for the fresh nomination for 2018 Outstanding Rock Vocalist of the Year in the Detroit Music Awards – with writing the new album and teaching, I’ve also been promising a book, which is still on the horizon – could be the end of the year. I’ve been going over poems, lyrics, and longer stories I’ve written. For the album, the newest songs are a return to a sort of rootsy rock and roll but also a baroque gypsy classical twist in spots with a little bit of heavy rock and jazz – it looks like several surprises. There’s some really cool shows coming up, too, in Detroit and up in northern Michigan, and we’ll be overseas on a return U.K. trip for festival gigs at Isle of Wight and London. Updates on summer gigs soon-including the return of Detroit Unplugged’s Triple Goddess Night ! in the meantime, summer is supposed to really be on its way and if you’re in the Detroit area, see you at PJ’S Lager House in Corktown Friday night May 25th – looking for you xo