Happy March…like a Lion

New shows coming together as we are hunkering down with new music recording and writing. The Otus Supply show in Ferndale, Michigan was amazing and a fantastic night of music with Barbara Payton and Mary McGuire. A Triple New Moon Goddess Night, thanks to everyone. And thanks for buying more of our CDs and downloads – we’re out again and re-ordering “Afterthought,” “Word Attack and “Honesty”! Some of my even earlier back catalog may finally be re-released and there’s more surprises coming soon. And I’ll be performing several songs at the Detroit Music Awards Showcase Tuesday night, March 6th, at the new Music Town Detroit, right on Woodward downtown.

On Valentine’s Day, I was honored to be a guest of Patti Smith at the Detroit Institute of Arts for her reading of her new book, “Devotion.” Simply a great night.

I’m also happy for a new European tour coming up this July, taking us to England’s Rhythmtree Festival at Isle of Wight and more dates to be announced in the U.K. -hurry summer! But March winds are blowing, with miles to go before I sleep…a prayer for peace in the world and our schools.


Carolyn www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho for more music 

Happy Winter !

Wow, snow and cold and it’s February in Detroit! But we’ve got a warm show at Otus Supply in Ferndale Michigan February 15, 2018, featuring fabulous Barbara Payton, marvelous Mary McGuire and I on our return together to the stage! With my awesome guitarist/husband Scott Dailey on guitar, and a great percussionist blast from Ron Wolf (and a special guest or two), it promises to be a fantastic February night – and the day after Valentine’s Day makes it super special. Tickets right here at https://otussupply.ticketfly.com/event/1626964-barbara-payton-carolyn-ferndale/

After a visit to see Patti Smith at the Detroit institute of Arts on Valentine’s Day night, it’s sure to be a great week in Detroit and Ferndale.

Also, many thanks to The The Roundglass Music Awards in New York City for a great night on a big Grammy weekend in New York – a celebration of music with many great performers! My sister went with me, and it was a perfect NYC weekend, meeting new musician friends and warming up to 50 degrees…ahhh

We’ve got new shows being set up this spring and summer including several more shows in Europe. I’m also working on a new recording coming out next winter – and we’re slowly warming up here in Michigan to some awesome summer festivals and events.  If I disappear for a minute, it’s only because I’m teaching, writing, recording and working on the book. Thanks for listening xo

Love and peace for a Happy Winter




Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who purchased my music, came out to shows and supported me and my great band. 2018’s starting strong with a trip to New York City for the Round Glass Music Awards and some exciting area shows being set up, including Otus Supply in Ferndale, Michigan and 20 Front Street in Lake Orion, Michigan. There’s new songs to record, new video work, and teaching!

I’m happy to be a part of The Grammys 2018 as “Afterthought” was on the First Round Ballot for Best Rock Album! And we received many nominations in the 2017 Detroit Music Awards including Outstanding CD of the Year Rock for “Afterthought.”

We had sweet shows at Arts Beats & Eats, PJ’s Lager House, 20 Front Street, Earthwork Harvest Festival and more. Plus we also had appearances on Michigan radio/TV shows, including Ann Delisi’s Essential Music on NPR-WDET FM Detroit, KLT’s The Garage with Terri Ray on WKLT-FM Traverse City, WHFR-FM Dearborn, Comcast TV Rock900, PBS/WTVS and Fox 2 Detroit TV for the Bands Together Against Cancer late last year. I’ve been honored with airplay as far as New Zealand and the U.K., Ireland and Italy.

We raised more money at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, Michigan with a new show at Bands Together Against Cancer in October, and I had a nice feature in Dedicated Magazine! I was back in Europe-in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia-and even got back to Jamaica. We’ll be performing in England next summer again.

And in November, I signed a new licensing deal with Detroit’s Assemble Sound and am excited to be a part of the Assemble Sound catalog, home to Flint Eastwood, Tunde Olaniran and many great bands.

Please have a very Happy, healthy New Year, grateful to be here with a new kitty cat. Remember, people have the power!

xo love, and thanks again!
Carolyn, Scott Dailey and the Carolyn Striho Group


Detroit December Dance

Scott & Carolyn

Happy December! I’ve signed a new licensing deal with Assemble Sound and am excited to be a part of the Assemble Sound Detroit catalog. They are home to Flint Eastwood, Tunde Olaniran and many great bands ! http://www.assemblesound.com/

With holidays coming, an update that my recent music is in Metro Detroit record stores and the latest is on Amazon, CDBaby and I Tunes, including my CDs “Afterthought,” “Word Attack” and “Honesty.” Earlier CDs “Is This Me?” “Secrets and Space,” “Reminiscing About the Future,” and “Dreams Can Be Your Friends” may be added soon. These earlier CDs are rare, and I’m also looking at re-releasing Detroit Energy Asylum, Rough Cut and Cubes vinyl.

Also, I’m grateful to be a part of The Grammy’s 2018 as “Afterthought” was on the First Round Ballot for Best Rock Album! Scott Dailey and the band and I also received more nominations in the Detroit Music Awards, including Outstanding CD of the Year Rock for “Afterthought”.

Some of my poetry is included in a new Detroit anthology coming out through The Michigan State University Press in 2018 – and my book is moving forward, too. With new live shows in Detroit and northern Michigan, New York and England, a new update shortly, blessings!

Love with many thanks – and Happy Holidays,


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve signed a new licensing deal with Assemble Sound and am excited to be a part of the Assemble Sound Detroit catalog. They are home to Flint Eastwood, Tunde Olaniran and many great artists. Thank you, Assemble, looking forward! http://www.assemblesound.com/ 

My next show is with Sean Blackman’s In Transit: The Detroit Show at The Garden Theatre on Wednesday, November 29th. Scott Dailey and I will be performing with a brillant group of fantastic Detroit musicians! Hope you can make it out – what a lineup!  Doors at 7 pm – located at 3929 Woodward Avenue, Detroit Michigan USA –


And I’m grateful to be a part of The Grammy Awards 2018 as I was on the First Round Ballot of the Grammys with my latest album, “Afterthought” for Best Rock Album! You can pick up “Afterthought” at Amazon, CDBaby and ITunes, or please write me – another way is to visit Detroit area record stores if you’re here in Michigan.

 Our show at Bands Together Against Cancer was a incredible night in October at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, Michigan-cheers to Tim Harrison and crew for a spirited show.

 With a fresh Europe tour next summer, I’ll be back out at some great festivals in 2018 and new Detroit clubs such as Tony V’s and back to some of our favorites, too so this calls for a celebration for 40 years- perhaps?

Happy Thanksgiving, Peace, love, music to a great December

Carolyn https://www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho

Grammy First Round Ballot 2018 for my latest album!

  !It’s confirmed -“Afterthought” is on the GRAMMY® entry list for BEST ROCK ALBUM! The Grammy First Round Ballots have been announced and I’m honored as my latest album “Afterthought” made the 2018 Grammy First Round for Best Rock Album of the Year.  For your consideration – and thank you for listening here at my soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/c-striho/sets/afterthought-cd-carolyn-striho.  All songs written by Carolyn Striho, on lead vocals, keyboards and 2nd guitar. Also, thanks to my amazing husband Scott Dailey on guitars and back up vocals, my band with Dave Dion on bass, Bonnie Kaye on violin, Ron Wolf on percussion – and our special guests – backup vocalists Barbara Payton and Thornetta Davis, saxophonist Johnny Evans, violinist Erin Moore (Ragbirds) and on Rap Vocals, Khary Frazier. We had an awesome round of shows in September and October moving forward to some more great news – stay tuned! 

Carolyn, Don Was, Scott and Kurt