“Striho continues to share her brilliance, effortlessly moving from bluesy and jazzy to belted out rock & roll. Her latest release, Afterthought, showcases all of these styles, along with a few more that might surprise people. The musical poetry is undeniably Striho however, and she manages to pull everything together with the ease of a seasoned pro and the flair of a master illusionist. She makes her own creative path and people can’t help but follow where she leads.” — Stacey Sherman, RSP Entertainment,Music Journalist, Digital First Media & Metro Times, November, 2016
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
“Love the colour of your heartfelt voice, lovely intro on ‘Cornered Room’ great song! ‘Let It Go’ another favourite of mine, nice rapping, and love the gypsy feel on ‘Russian Inn’ beautiful violinist. Stunning album, love it”Wouter Kellerman
Striho continues to share her brilliance, effortlessly moving from bluesy and jazzy to belted out rock & roll. Her latest release, Afterthought, showcases all of these styles, along with a few more that might surprise people. The musical poetry is undeniably Striho however, and she manages to pull everything together with the ease of a seasoned pro and the flair of a master illusionist. She makes her own creative path and people can’t help but follow where she leads…Stacey Sherman
A lifelong Detroiter, Carolyn was the lead singer/songwriter and keyboardist of the early art/punk/jazz era combos the Cubes and Rough Cut. She then fronted her all-star ensemble Detroit Energy Asylum before embarking on a wide-ranging solo career in which she’s explored rock, pop, folk, jazz, punk rock, cabaret and alternative music. The delightful difficulty people have in pigeonholing Striho was underscored in one of Carolyn’s Detroit Music Award trophies in 2010, a startling victory for her techno remix of “Promised Land” from her Outstanding CD of the Year in Rock/Pop, “Honesty.”Ben Edmonds
“Carolyn is a poetic songwriter who plays piano (sometimes with the heel of her boot) and acoustic guitar (with her fingers) while singing in a style that might be jazzy, bluesy, torch-y, fiery or any combination of the above…strutting and growling and singing a version of “Downtown” that would have made Petula Clark feel like tourist, she’s worth tracking down!”Neal Rubin
“Carolyn Striho is a singer/songwriter with a vibrant voice, passion and energy. Carolyn’s a very respected Detroit songwriter and amazing live performer. She’s been on tour and in the studio with Patti Smith, Steve Earle, Luis Resto (Eminem) and David McMurray (Johnny Hallyday/Kid Rock). She’s a truly exciting artist!”GoGirls Music
“Afterthought moves through a host of musical moods, from the moodier, darker vibe of the opening title track to exotic gypsy-rock feel of “Russian Inn” to the lively, driving sound of “Love Won’t Stay Close” which you can hear exclusively for now in this Freep First Spin debut.”Brian McCollum
Regarded as one of the city’s best singer/songwriters, Carolyn Striho made her name fronting the dynamic Detroit Energy Asylum and her work with Patti Smith. And in the last couple dozen years as a solo performer, Carolyn has gained a strong reputation for charismatic, high-energy stage performances with her songs, vocals, guitar and keyboards. Wildly original, melodic and passionate, Striho’s music has been described as being written from the silver edge of midnight.