It’s finally on its way! The new book, Detroit (Street Princess) will be released in late September with a soft opening, to some really nice book signings coming up in Detroit, Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Grateful for the many great remarks on the book already – wow. Aquarius Press and I will also have a pre-ordering link on Amazon if you’d like to get an advance copy. More details coming, with links and more, and the first signings are here: September 28, 2019 at the Made in Michigan Festival in Allen Park, Michigan, then we’re moving on to other great places! While revising the cover, we’d love to include it here, but…shhh…almost here! There’s a fabulous week-long feature coming on NPR Detroit/WDET-FM 101.9 on Ann Delisi’s Essential Music and Culture Shift, the week of October 21st and weekend of October 28th. Stay tuned to 101.9 in October x https://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music /https://wdet.org/shows/ann-delisis-essential-music/
We’re also performing this month the weekend of September 20th to September 22nd at Earthwork Harvest Gathering in Lake City, Michigan. This is one of the best festivals in northern and southern Michigan – in the region, really – and we’re honored to be back! we’ll be playing with the excellent Erin Zindle this year on several violin numbers on our set, and Carolyn Striho Group hits at 2 pm on the Cedar Stage, Saturday September 21st, 2019. If you’re up north, come on over and catch a spitfire roundup of wildly original bands, friends, food, drink, massage, Water Blessing, yoga, shops for vintage clothes and henna, and campfire energy xo http://earthworkharvestgathering.com/artist?a=184&n=Carolyn+Striho http://earthworkharvestgathering.com/artist?a=184&n=Carolyn+Striho
Stay tuned and check the Gigs/Shows Posting on this website, and on my Facebook Music Page (under carolyn striho) for all the info on the new book, Detroit (Street Princess) and super shows this Fall.
What a month July was! From 2 nights performing for a third time with Don Was and Don’s All Star Revue at the Michigan Theatre in Jackson, Michigan, and at the DIA Film Theatre in the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) for The Concert of Colors, thank you! All the artists celebrating Motown’s 60th Anniversary together were excellent. We also had a Poets & Pies show with poets from Detroit and San Francisco in St. Clair Shores – nice crowd, pie, words and music.
Next! On Saturday evening, August 24th, we’ll be at The Focus Hope Photography Festival at Focus Hope Detroit. We’ll be performing at 6:00 pm, and the Festival runs from 2 pm to 9 pm with Detroit Photographers and photography, music and food trucks. Free admission! If you’re in Detroit, hope to see you at Cool Cities Park on Woodrow Wilson Street in Detroit – directions and details athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/focus-on-detroit-photography-festival-tickets-63495252008
Labor Day weekend, we’re at The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival Sunday afternoon, September 1, 2019 at 4 pm in the heart of great food, awesome bands and music, carnival rides and more! https://hamtownfest.com/ Hope to see you in Hamtramck, Michigan this holiday weekend – free admission.
Also, we’re returning to Earthwork Harvest Gathering from Friday to Sunday, September 20th to September 22nd in northern Michigan’s Lake City Earthwork Farm with so many great bands. Erin Zindle (The Ragbirds) will be sitting in with us on violin! Erin and I have written a new song together, too this summer, being recorded this Fall. http://earthworkharvestgathering.com/
My book is coming out this Fall. Detroit (Street Princess) features poems & lyrics of the 1st of 2 volumes. I’ll be appearing on WDET-FM 101.9 NPR Detroit and having several book openings, too.
We’re hoping to release new music in 2020 with the summer U.K. Tour
July news! First, we moved the next U.K. tour to next summer, 2020 and are thrilled to be invited back again. Second, the book is coming out this October on Aquarius Press Detroit with several book signings and an opening show exhibit opening planned. Third, we have a big show with Don Was and Don’s All-Star Revue at Concert of Colors in Detroit in July over 2 nights. And, we’ll be doing a cool Poets & Pies show at the Detroit Public Library with marvelous writers in July:
We’re returning for a 3rd time to perform at Concert of Colors Festival 2019 with the The Don Was All-Star Revue Band, with many former bandmates from Detroit Energy Asylum! The show is celebrating Motown’s 60th Anniversary. Also on the bill is the legendary Martha Reeves, Mitch Ryder and more – we’ll be at the DIA Saturday night, July 13th at 8 pm, and at the Jackson Michigan Theatre on Friday night, July 12th at 8 pm. The Concert of Colors is completely free, too. Hope you can make if you’re in the area! https://www.dia.org/events/concert-colors-don-was-detroit-all-star-revue-celebrating-60th-anniversary-motown
Poets & Pies! Scott Dailey and I are doing a poetry/music fest with free delicious pie, coffee, music and poetry in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, at the St. Clair Shores Library. Featuring amazing writers and authors from San Francisco and Detroit on Tuesday evening, July 23rd at 7 pm, this should be very cool. Presented by M.L. Liebler – NOTE: This has just been moved from the Main Detroit Public Library due to air conditioning issues downtown! https://www.scslibrary.org/
There’s much more coming up and it’s a busy summer into Fall with more events being announced, and more on Earthwork Harvest Gathering Festival in September, The Pink Fund performance in October, PBS special and more shows with new songs, too. Thanks!
Happy Summer Solstice! We have a big show at Concert of Colors in Detroit in July over 2 nights! I’ll be performing on the Don Was All-Star Revue, returning for a 3rd time with Scott Dailey, and with the Was (Not Was), which includes many former bandmates from my Detroit Energy Asylum! Also on the bill are the legendary Martha Reeves, Mitch Ryder and more. We’ll be at the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) Saturday night, July 13th at 8 pm, and at the Jackson Michigan Theatre on Friday night, July 12th at 8 pm. The Concert of Colors is completely free, too! Hope you can make it. http://concertofcolors.com/
Summer news update! We will be returning to The Parliament Room at Otus Supply in Ferndale, Michigan, on Friday night, June 7th, 9 pm! We’ll be performing with Nadir Omowale! Nadir is a fantastic artist, and he and his band are joining forces with us for a super evening! It’s a big return to forever back together at Otus Supply in Ferndale, Michigan – a not to miss show ! http://www.otussupply.com/http://www.otussupply.com/
And a third time is a charm! I’ll be returning to perform with Don Was and The Don Was All-Star Revue at the Concert of Colors. Many members of the house band were in Detroit Energy Asylum way back with me. For the 2019 Concert of Colors, Scott Dailey and I will be performing with Don and the Revue at The Michigan Theatre Jackson and at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th – Much more info at http://concertofcolors.com
Another new radio show is on Sunday, June 2nd where I’ll be hosting a fresh DJ show on 100.7 FM Ferndale Radio, broadcasting from The Rust Belt Market, sponsored by Axle Brewing Company. Listen in – live streaming is coming soon – 1 to 3 pm Sunday, June 2nd – new releases, local releases and gems of a mystic bent played by yours truly. http://ferndaleradio.com/
The show at Trinity House Theatre was amazing in May. Thanks to so many who came out. Mary McGuire and Chris McCall were fabulous, and Scott Dailey and Keith Malinowski, too. We’ll be back to this charming sound room again.
Aquarius Press’ Heather Buchanan and I have been working hard on finishing the book I’m doing and we’re hoping to have it out by early November with an exhibit/book release and music party. https://aquariuspress.myshopify.com/
I also have news in July on Poets and Pies, where I’ll be reading at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library in the Detroit Cultural Center, with the fabulous Scott Dailey. More details coming and more shows to be announced soon. Thanks for listening, and all the summer happiness to you!
Hail Spring! I’m happy to remind you of an upcoming live show near Detroit in early May. Mary McGuire, Chris McCall, Carolyn Striho, Scott Dailey, and Keith Malinowski performing Saturday night, May 4th at 8 pm at The Trinity House Theatre. Trinity’s an incredible music performance/showcase venue and tickets are selling fast. All info here at https://www.trinityhousetheatre.org/
More live shows to be announced soon!
Also in the works is another new U.K. tour we’re working on for next summer. We’ll be on the East Coast later in the summer, arm permitting. Scott Dailey and I have been on tour in Europe many times, and I have a torn rotator cuff injury after a violent fall on the ice this winter, so it’s making it a bit tough on live shows these days.
New Recording News
Yet, work is moving ahead on our new album tentatively called “14 Miles (of Bad Road)” and it’s sounding really cool. It’s got a mix of organic fuzz guitar with blending of a B3 organ sound, but also, synthesizers and some surprising originals. Slated for a 2020 release, Scott Dailey and I have begun work on several songs and are working on finalizing writing on more tracks. Grateful to be back in the studio!
Also, I got word there’s a new vinyl release from Orchide Records of a new Detroit Energy Asylum album. DEA was a vehicle for my vocals, songwriting and musicianship for many years. Besides my many originals, we did several versions of some gorgeous cover songs, and producer and ex, Freddie Brooks and Orchide Records, have released a limited edition red vinyl of “Recreation.” Recreation features stalwarts Dave McMurray, Luis Resto, Joey Mazzola, and Wayne Gerard, among many others, including the iconic rock and roll poet and legend, Patti Smith. https://orchiderecords.bigcartel.com/
New Book release coming this year
Also, my new book will be coming out later this year as part of the Aquarius Press/Willow Books “Living Detroit” series. Aquarius Press is celebrating 20 years of publishing, and I’m excited to be working with Heather Buchanan with my book. I’ll also be reading some of my poetry/writing at several events, too, in advance of the new book with Aquarius Press. Also, one of my poems is included in a Detroit/Michigan anthology from poet M.L. Liebler coming out this Fall on Michigan State University Press with a short reading by poets and musicians on Tuesday April 23rd at 12:30 pm at Wayne State University. And for more on Aquarius Press, please check https://aquariuspress.myshopify.com/
2019 Detroit Music Awards Nominee
It’s an honor to be in the final nominations for the 2019 Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Rock Songwriter and Outstanding Rock Vocalist. This is nice news, and there’s incredible amounts of amazing musicians in Detroit and the world. Thanks for the new nominations! https://www.detroitmusicawards.net/
New Radio shows
Finally, I’ve got 2 new DJ shows coming up on Ferndale Radio 100.7 at The Rust Belt Market and Axle Brewing in Ferndale, Michigan. Tune in on Record Store Day on Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 3 pm and Saturday May 18 from 3 to 5 pm where I’ll be broadcasting live with new releases from The Raconteurs, Bettye LaVette, Lily & Madeleine, Ziggy Marley, local artists Detroit Energy Asylum, Tracy Kash and much, much more. Tune in if you’re in Ferndale! http://ferndaleradio.com/