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
Great news on a new tour and new return to England again in July for the Rhythmtree Festival and several other dates! This is the 7th tour in Europe, and looking forward to it! https://www.rhythmtree.co.uk/
And thanks for the brand new nomination for Outstanding Rock Vocalist in the 2018 Detroit Music Awards, and the many awards and nominations in the past years. We’re starting recording as I’m writing new material and the lyric/poetry and sneak preview book should finally be out at the end of the year, too. Some other surprises are also coming up, I hear 🙂
Also, local shows are being added in Detroit at PJ’s Lager House, Tony V’s Tavern, Stray Cat and hopefully bringing Detroit Unplugged back to 20 Front Street and Otus Supply while my band and I are appearing at several outstate festivals, too.
On Record Store Day Saturday April 21st, I’ll be on the radio manning the music for a radio show in Plymouth, Michigan, and in June, I’ll be back on the air doing a show at WPHS 89.1 FM Warren, then onto Ferndale 100.7 Ferndale Radio inside the Rustbelt Market http://ferndaleradio.com/ I used to be a DJ on NPR Detroit’s WDET-FM 101.9 doing the infamous show “Radios in Motion,” so I’m looking forward to a bit of a return to the DJ booth at several area radio stations!
Love and peace, Carolyn www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho
Carolyn, Don, Scott and Kurt
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
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! 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