It’s been quite a wild month already – and year – with the mixing stage to mastering going on now for our new songs. And we’ve had great shows and Book Events this year already! From Berkley Coffee to Third Man Records Detroit to Schuler Books and The Kickstart Book Event in Farmington, Michigan, what a big Spring. And a new release from Erin Zindle (of The Ragbirds) and me – “The Bridge”! Scott Dailey and me with our band also had a great show in Ann Arbor!
Mary McGuire is a marvelous guitar player, singer and songwriter. Her songs shimmer onstage and on her recordings. Scott Dailey is an amazing guitarist, singer and songwriter and a delight to watch onstage. And Jason Charboneau’s dynamic cello playing and singer/songwriter on guitar, too, is a treat. I’m honored to be on this bill on Father’s Day Weekend and a big night before we all go out for summer gigs, and more. In fact, Jason is going out with the legendary John Lodge from The Moody Blues. Mary has new songs and shows, and Scott and I and our band – well, we’ll be releasing singles this year, culminating in an album while we perform all over Michigan!
Saturday, June 24th, I’ll be reading from my book, “Detroit (Maiden Energy)” at Lit Walk on the Lake in St. Clair Shores. Michigan. Poet ML Liebler puts on a great Lit Fest at St Clair Shores’ B Blossom Heath Park 1 to 3 pm St Clair Shores MI. Check out the poets on Lake St. Clair while the boats go by…
Sunday June 25th is our Cadieux Café show in Detroit with our friends, The Orbitsuns! Vinnie Dombroski, also of Sponge fame, has great new songs to debut so this should be a super show with doors at 2:30 pm for a 3 pm matinee party. http://cadieuxcafe.com/
There is more news coming with surprises and also, July brings Erin Zindle and our band in Chelsea, MI where Erin and I will be performing “The Bridge” , our new song together and doing 2 sets of new music with our bands! And later, the Carolyn Striho Group at The Whitney Garden Party Detroit. We had a nice feature in Ann Arbor’s Pulp Magazine, and also in the popular magazine Visit Detroit! which is out everywhere in Michigan. And these are not-to-miss shows, so if you are in the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, or Detroit area, please do come out and see us. We’re happy to see you. We love all this news, and love to you! Carolyn www.carolynstriho.com
We have exciting news! Amazing singer/songwriter and violinist/pianist Erin Zindle and I have a new release “The Bridge” coming out on June 3rd! Recorded in Ann Arbor at Big Sky Studios with Geoff Michael, mixed by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Willy Nelson, Courtney Love), and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin), we couldn’t be happier to release this brand new song we wrote together. With “The Bridge” being released soon on all digital platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Bandcamp, the premiere link is athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AdqNc5CQ5Iand a show together planned for July x
There is much going on in June while I ready my other material for release, with Scott Dailey and the band. I’m going to do another post/blog about the second section of June because of that. But in the meantime, we are performing with the full band on Thursday, June 1st at the beautiful Ann Arbor District Library at 630 pm in Downtown Ann Arbor – join us for a set of music together! https://aadl.org/node/614086
Then I’ll be at the Farmington Art on the Grand Kickstart Book Festival on Saturday, June 3rd – join me for a reading at 11:30 am in downtown Farmington Michigan from my book “Detroit (Maiden Energy)” book, as well as many great writers, artists and more here at https://kickstartfarmington.org/fab-fest/
Much more is coming soon, including my new Releases of New Music Singles and my Album with Scott Dailey and our band. Having just finished a great show in Berkley with Mary McGuire, and at Third Man Records Cass Corridor for Jen Larson’s Hit Girls: Women in Punk, we are ready for our new music and shows!
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