New Music Alert! The songs are sounding amazing. This is all new music and with energy and melody going strong. What a great big busy month of March!
Scott Dailey and I have been recording in several studios including the home studio and with Pearl Sound’s Chuck Alkazian in Canton, Michigan. Lauren Johnson is adding drums, Ron Wolf is adding percussion, and Chris Spooner will be tracking bass next week on several new songs.
I’ve also been recording a beautiful song that violinist and singer Erin Zindle and I wrote, cutting tracks at Big Sky in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Geoff Michael.
We are also nominated for several new 2023 Detroit Music Awards – thank you.
Many friends and fans have been waiting for new music. There will be new video, and with many new shows coming up, we will have the full band on some of those, too. I’m almost ready to do a sneak preview of some of the new music. We will be releasing the first single on all digital platforms. More shortly, because we have some very exciting new shows to talk about, too, including a great one in April at the all new Berkley Coffee with singer/songwriter and guitarist Mary McGuire.
Shout to the stars above for a dance in the twilight New Moon soon to be the cold ground glorious splitting its heart into spring. x
It’s snowing hard and there’s good news that the new album is coming out this year! Last year had marvelous shows and my December blog named a few of the great ones. This year, we’ve got some gems coming up. In fact, we have some bookings already for 2024, not just 2023 (!) I’m also doing more Book Event shows for my book “Detroit (Maiden Energy).”
We’ve got many new songs and Scott Dailey and I have been writing and recording music that has taken us on a wild, fantastic journey. Also, this year is another Orchide Records Detroit release of my former band Detroit Energy Asylum. It’s a new album of some of my never-heard before songs and a maze of energy music.
Also, I’ve been included in a new book, “Hit Girls: Hit Girls: Women in Punk in the USA 1978-1983” “ by Jen Larson which spotlights female musicians who were as important to the early punk scene as male musicians. I’m featured in five pages also with my band The Cubes and several other Detroit bands, as well as great bands from all through the U.S., and honored to have contributed. It’s a reminder that this important music started from the soul of so many young teenage girls like me. Hit Girls is at https://bookshop.org/p/books/hit-girls-women-of-punk-in-the-usa-1975-1983-jen-b-larson/17273216?ean=9781627311236
This is a short blog as we’re readying so much material and working hard on it. Can’t wait for you to hear our new music, so please stay tuned.
Merry holidays…it’s cold outside! Many people are trying hard to stay well and do the best they can! So please be kind and patient. It’s been a super busy year with new music we’re writing and recording. Scott Dailey and I and the band hope to have a new album and music for Spring 2023. We have had music on several compilations in the last several years, my book “Detroit (Maiden Energy) book came out, and during covid, I recorded the Audiobook for Detroit Maiden Energy. What an honor to be back on the First Ballot of the Grammy Awards 2022 for Best Spoken Word album, too!
In 2022, we had great shows with Don Was and The Concert of Colors at the Detroit Institute of Arts, shows up north including Cheboygan’s Lark Theatre, Lake Orion’s 20 Front Street, Detroit’s Cadieux Café with The Orbitsuns and much more including more airplay on many stations. We also had several more Detroit Music Award nominations. Then there was exciting national news as L.A’s Music Connection named us as one of the country’s Top 100 Live Unsigned Acts! Thanks to our fans for the support! https://www.musicconnection.com/hot-100-live-unsigned-artists-bands-2/
I’m looking forward to our new album and new shows. And Orchide Records is releasing a new Detroit Energy Asylum album never heard before material, too.
Also, here is our rough reggae-tinged version of “Silent Night” , originally recorded for WDIV-TV (NBC affiliate) in Detroit. We also have a brand new updated studio version with a new version and vocals that is getting radio airplay! The new studio version will also be premiered on Northern Michigan and Traverse City’s KLT The Rock Station on Terri Ray’s Sunday night Christmas show! Tune in at 9 pm EST! https://www.wklt.com/copy-of-ida
The Carolyn Striho Group is performing with The Orbitsuns on Saturday night, November 19th the weekend before Thanksgiving at The Cadieux Café in Detroit. With Scott Dailey, Todd Glass and John Barron rounding up the band that night, we’ll be performing new songs and many from my catalogue and surprise favorites. The Orbitsuns will follow up with a great set, too! Let’s celebrate November at The Cadieux Café where our shows with The Orbitsuns started in 2019. And it’s my birthday month, hurray. More details at http://www.cadieuxcafe.com
And my music fill be featured on WRIF Detroit’s Motor City Riffs on Sunday night, November 13 2022 at 9 pm EST. Tune in to hear The Carolyn Striho Group on 101 FM WRIF here at https://wrif.com/shows/motor-city-riffs/
Thanks also for the airplay on WDET-FM/NPR Detroit and on WHFR Dearborn – appreciated!
We performed at the Detroit Free Press Marathon in October to cheer the runners in October on a big morning in Detroit and Windsor, Canada. And I performed at a gorgeous wedding in Detroit in September.
The new recordings are coming soon as I’m working on 4 more songs to add to the album and finishing storyboarding a new video. Then there is the book and some new readings and working on another book. My songs have been on 3 compilation albums in the last 4 years in the U.S. and the U.K., and “Afterthought” was also included in a feature film, “Poor Greg Drowning.”
Upcoming is the single release will be coming for “I Will Rise,” then the EP/album with another couple of surprise releases with Erin Zindle (from Erin & The Ragbirds) and a new Striho/Detroit Energy Asylum release on Orchide Records – stay tuned and thanks for being patient!
Steady as she goes, wild leaves and trees ablaze. To November nirvana dark nights and new bells…let’s go.
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 Orio with Erin Zindle and Mary McGuire, Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, WKLT-FM Northern Michigan Traverse City and Terri Ray, as well as The Lark Theater in Cheboygan, Michigan. Wow! And we’re just back from Mackinac Island, where we had performed several times – grateful! My book has been added to more bookstores and also to libraries in Metro Detroit and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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. I’ll be on vocals, guitar and keyboards, with Scott Dailey on guitar and vocals and Ron Wolf on percussion.
Also on Sunday, August 28th, at 9 pm EST, we’ll be back on KLT The Rock Station’s Garage with Terri Ray! Tune in for a repeat live broadcast in Traverse City on northern Michigan WKLT-FM’s The Garage! Live streamed at https://www.wklt.com/copy-of-ida or tune in if you are in northern Michigan at FM 97.5, 93.5 and 96.7
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.
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
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!
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!
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!