November news

Thank you for the Birthday wishes! So sweet! And good news – the new music is ready! Recorded and mixed here at Inner Door Music with drums at Pearl Sound in Canton Michigan and mastered at Third Man Records, Cass Corridor in Detroit, it’s going to be soon now! ) So hopefully, my next post has one of our new songs included in it where you can listen or download as a bonus! In the meantime, get in the mood for the holiday with a reggae-tinged version of “Silent Night” we recorded for NBC Channel 4 in Detroit’s Live in the D ) See below )

Also, Erin Zindle and are honored to be on The Grammy Awards 2024 First ballot for Best American Roots Song and Best Performance, too. We found out our Michigan musicians The War & Treaty and Billy Strings, in the same category, are nominated for the Final ballot, which is awesome! Congratulations!

We are performing at the J Center /Berman Center for author Gary Graff’s Alice Cooper book this Saturday evening, November 11 at 7:30 pm. Scott Dailey, Michael Bermudez and I are looking forward to a superb night with other artists including Tino Gross and Righteous Deluxe. Details:

Then the next day, we’re performing at The Farmington Hills Public Library in Farmington Hills ! We are rocking the library at 2 pm before the Detroit Lions Game at 4 pm so you can join us and still make it home to see the game  – Join Scott Dailey and me for some new music, poetry, and treats!  We really are looking forward to a wide-open show with the baby grand piano, guitar, and some of our new material in different ways. Details:

Then looking at December where we have some more new music coming out and a date with favorites Vinnie Dombroski and The Orbitsuns at the famous Cadieux Café on Friday night Dec. 8th! There are a couple more exciting things coming up in December. And thanks to Depeche Mode for making my birthday an extra treat with tickets to their Detroit show -honored to be on the guest list from the U.K. to Detroit!



October and The Grammys(R)!

Great news! Our new song “The Bridge” is on the first round of voting in The Grammy Awards(R) Ballot for Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance! Released in June 2023, “The Bridge” was written, sang and performed by Erin Zindle and Carolyn Striho.Thank you to Geoff Michaels for engineering at Big Sky Recording in Ann Arbor Michigan, where we recorded the song in spring 2023. Thank you to Jamie Candiloro for mixing and to Greg Calbi/Sterling Sound for the mastering. Artwork and lyric video by Erin Zindle. You can hear it here on Youtube or just click this link or the Hearnow:

Scott Dailey and I have been wrapped up with mixing the songs and working and teaching and we are getting ready to release the singles soon. Being mastered by Third Man Records Cass Corridor Detroit, they are almost ready!

We also were grateful to travel back to Europe, this time again to Italy, with cousins who live in Trieste and near Slovenia. We have played in Europe on seven tours and am honored to have played Donne in Musica, Rome, Frascati and Fiuggi, and also, in the U.K. several times in London and Isle of Wight and in Japan. 

We also had a great summer of shows throughout Detroit, Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and near Ann Arbor.

I’ve got some new shows to talk about soon, and one is from a reading/music show with my book at The Mount Clemens Public Library, in downtown Mount Clemens, Michigan on Saturday, October 14th, at noon. This is a really cool new Library and the show will feature poetry and also some new music I’m doing. Details here

And thanks for the airplay on WDET-FM NPR Detroit, KLT The Rock Station in Traverse City, Michigan, Ann Arbor’s 107.1 FM’s Tree Town Sound and WHFR-FM Dearborn Michigan as we continue to hear new music on the radio from our previous and new recordings from us, including Detroit Energy Asylum, Carolyn Striho & Scott Dailey, and Erin Zindle and me for our new song.

There’s also a new album out that features the band I was in for many years, Detroit Energy Asylum. Detroit Energy Asylum’s “Landslide of Life” is a heartfelt, spirited album and I hope you might check it. With a stellar production job by Freddie Brooks, it contains ten songs, nine of which I wrote or co-wrote and with a cover of Iggy’s “I Need Somebody.” I’m on lead vocals, piano and rhythm guitar with Dave McMurray on saxophone, Luis Resto on keyboards and our wonderful cast of great musicians, including Jervonny Collier on bass, Vinnie Dombroski on drums, Randy Jacobs and Joey Mazzola on guitar and more. Here is the link to Bandcamp – 

Thank you for listening, and I’m happy to be releasing the new music soon…it’s really coming, along with several Fall shows, too, that feel different. It’s amost as though a strange, new enlightenment is coming together.


Carolyn & Scott x

Summer’s Move to Fall

We are back soon with live shows, mainly concentrating on releasing the new music this year. Stay tuned! We’ll have each song on all digital platforms, culminating in an album next year, and new tour. In the meantime, I’m back to teaching and writing, and we’re also working on video. After a big trip to northern Italy, the Adriatic Sea, The Alps and even Austria for a day, we’re busy in a creative streak to get the music out – hurray! It was a great summer of shows, with new ones on their way later this Fall with the new releases. We’ve had some good airplay throughout the State and region, too. Thank you x

Also, there’s a new album coming out that features the band I was in for many years with tremendous musicians – it’s Detroit Energy Asylum! “Landslide of Life” is a thrilling and spirited album. With a nice production job by Freddie Brooks, my ex, it’s got 10 songs you must hear. There is also a great cover of Iggy’s “I Need Somebody” So please check Detroit Energy Asylum on Bandcamp for the new album. Here’s a good link and it’s worth it 🙂

It has been a wild August, and we’re returning to the studio for final mixes and the stage later in Fall after visiting northern Italy. (We’ll be back over there to perform again). Very grateful, and see you in September !

Carolyn, Scott and the band )

July rushing river to August

This Thursday, July 27, 2023, we are playing one of our favorite places, The Whitney at the Whitney Garden Party mansion in Detroit! We are excited to be back at this gorgeous castle with new music, delicious lobster rolls and so much great dishes, drinks, the garden, and even a ghost bar inside! We’ll be playing on the beautiful patio after many great Spring and Summer shows.

July 27th is also my late dad’s birthday and another special day for me on July 26th with a 10 year cancer free journey after having breast cancer in 2013 , too. 

There’s a new album coming out that features the band I was in for many years, and my songs and my voice and keyboards, with amazing musicians from my former band Detroit Energy Asylum. Detroit Energy Asylum’s “Landslide of Life” is a heartening, thrilling and spirited album and I hope you might check it out. With a nice production job by Freddie Brooks, my ex, it’s got 10 songs you have to hear. There is also a great cover of Iggy’s “I Need Somebody” and much music with Dave McMurray on saxophone and a slew of great musicians. I was lucky to spend some time at Dave’s great gig at Third Man Records Cass Corridor Detroit for Concert of Colors and Blue Note Records in July with Don Was and crew. What a great night! So please check Detroit Energy Asylum on Bandcamp for the new album. The pre-sale link is coming in early August on Bandcamp, too.

 I also am honored about having new songs to share with you soon! We had anticipated summer, but the songs will be released this Fall into the end of the year, both as singles and an album. Stay tuned for my new songs with Scott Dailey, and the band. 🙂 Scott and I are excited to release new music this year. It’s really happening!

Happy August,

Love and hope,

Carolyn xx

July Music!

Celebrating 10 years cancer free. It’s been a long road and I’m thankful to have made it this far. Appreciating just being right now. Love and hope – and to your health!

We had quite a fantastic June, with many shows, and I have to say they were great. From the west side of Michigan at Trinity House Theatre, to the Farmington Art on the Grand Bookfest, to Schulers Books aWest Bloomfield and  to the east side to St. Clair Shores Lit Fest on the Lake, back to Detroit’s Cadieux Café with The Orbitsuns, and way out northwest in Grand Rapids Michigan at The Pyramid Scheme with Women in Rock, too. Wow!

And we’re happy to hear that our new song with Erin Zindle and Carolyn Striho “The Bridge” is being played on radio throughout Michigan in Detroit, Metro Detroit, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and Toledo, Ohio. Check it out on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and Amazon – Erin and I had a good time writing and recording it, and it sounds quite sweet out in the world now!

Scott Dailey and I with our band are in the mixing/mastering stage of 5 new tracks – with a few more on the way, too. We’ll start releasing new singles later this year.

The Women of Rock show was a huge success and such a great live show (and super time collaborating – and what a crowd!  Thanks to Crooked Tree Creative and all the marvelous musicians we had together 😉 

In July, we’ll be playing again with Erin Zindle at The Rumpus Room in Chelsea, Michigan, debuting our new song “The Bridge” with a set from each of us. That’s Friday night, July 7th at 8 pm

And another big show is coming up! We are playing two sets with our full band on Thursday, 7/27 at the beautiful and classy Whitney mansion in Midtown Detroit! This is the Whitney Garden Party, and we are so happy to be back at The Whitney.  Gates open at 5p, sets at 6p and 7:30p. If you want guaranteed seating, please get tickets in advance.

With our new music releases slated for this year, stay in touch, and please have a Happy 4th of July. Thanks for listening, downloading, and buying and supporting new music Detroit and Michigan USA


June 2023 is a Big Month!

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!

And Saturday night, June 17th, we’re at Trinity House Theatre with fabulously talented
singer/songwriters/musicians guitarist Mary McGuire, guitarist Scott Dailey and cellist
and guitarist Jason Charboneau. I’ll be on piano and guitar 🙂 Join us at Trinity House Theatre
in Livonia, Michigan at 8 pm.

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!

This Sunday, 6/11/23, Ann Delisi’s Essential Music will be playing Erin Zindle and my new song,”The

Bridge” on NPR/WDET-FM Detroit – tune in! 
Then later, 107.1 Ann Arbor’s Tree Town Sound will be airing the song about 5 pm 🙂 Thanks also
to WHFR-FM Dearborn MI for airplay! And tune into YouTube to check the song and video

Thursday, June 22nd, I’m performing at Women in Rock Grand Rapids for a big show

we’re doing together with partial proceeds for Girls Rock Grand Rapids, MI! There are many
featured female artists on this show, which is all female produced and run, too. It’s a treat and
we have quite a lineup 6/22 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids for a big night!

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.

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!

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