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February in Detroit

Thank you for the support and submissions for the Detroit Music Awards 2014. We’re really honored to be in many categories of Rock, General, Acoustic, Folk, Jazz, and Classical! We were nominated for over 40 Detroit Music Awards in recent years, as well as winning Outstanding CD of the Year for “Honesty” in 2010 and the Outstanding Indie Artist of the Year in 2012. Voting for nominees is open to all in the Detroit area music industry until the end of February. www.detroitmusicawards.com And our new CDs, “Word Attack” and “So Much Time to Burn, “ released in October 2013, are getting good airplay, downloads and nice reviews. Check out “Word Attack” on I-Tunes and Amazon, and check out Scott Dailey’s “So Much Time to Burn” also! Here’s the latest on “Word Attack” from Toronto’s Riveting Riffs: http://www.rivetingriffs.com/Carolyn%20Striho%20Interview%202014.html On March 28, 2014, the Carr Artist Center in Detroit will be showing “Motor City Music” – the film will be in the Montreal Film Festival FIFA in March, 2014, and shown on ARTE in France and Germany, the film features legendary Detroit artists such as the incredible Marvin Gaye, Mitch Ryder, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, MC5, Eminem, Iggy, up to Derrick May, Mayer Hawthorne and more – we’re were really excited to be included in the Film for our song, “Enchante,” recorded live at the Magic Stick in 2012. A short trailer with some of the artists is shown here in German: http://www.a-o-buero.de/en/films/filme/datum/2013/07/16/detroit-michigan-motor-city-music/ We’ll be announcing a new tour and several very hot shows coming up in late spring/summer; Thank you so much for the well wishes - hurry Spring! www.carolynstriho.com www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho www.reverbnation.com/scottdailey4 http://www.cdbaby.com/Search/c3RyaWhv/0


The new CD "Word Attack" has been uploaded - please take a listen and join the mailing list for exclusive downloads of both "Word Attack" and "Enchante" - new material, new recordings, and new video coming soon...and the new CD will be available on CDbaby, I Tunes and Amazon in November - from Detroit to you.

July News -

Pardon the interruption, but wow, June was a super month with sold out shows and big live energy everywhere where we played - we really want to thank our fans and friends for coming out and supporting live music. Right now, we have been ordered from the universe and moons to finish unfinished business of writing, art and music and important stuff behind the scenes. Starting in late August, we’ve got shows back in Detroit, through Michigan, Chicago, and the terrific Mackinac Island Music Festival, with 2 brand new CDs with all new music available soon on I Tunes, Amazon, CD baby. etc. in the beautiful Fall weather coming soon.... The Detroit! film being shown on ARTE television in France and Germany – with footage of Motown, MC5, Mayer Hawthorne and other artists, including our live performance of our song “Enchante” from Detroit’s Magic Stick last year, radio interviews & new airplay in the Midwest, East Coast and overseas, we’re looking to an upcoming tour soon -have a super rest of summer, announcements posted in the near future. Peace, love and understanding, and stay cool in the heat...Carolyn & the Carolyn Striho Group






June - here we come!

Hurray, our new CD releases - 2 CDs! - moved to late summer/early autumn, artwork and mastering is moving ahead – soon…Other very cool stuff in the works, news coming up - and some big Michigan summer shows coming up before we leave town in July, back to Detroit in August - First, we’re performing Saturday night, June 15th 8 pm sharp at the legendary Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills, Michigan with Rio Scafone & The Rockabilly Revival and the Carolyn Striho Group – Rio and band are amazingly intense and wonderful, their music is spot-on! Together, we plan a a Resurrection at the church of rock and roll soul at this fantastic club! Tickets available at www.atcallahans.com Saturday night, June 15th. Next, our return to the cool Ann Arbor Summer Festival – one of the best festivals in the Midwest – Thursday night, June 27th-we played at the Summer Fest/Top of the Park in 2011; looking forward to the acoustic Grove Stage at 6 pm on Thursday night, June 27th! — more details at http://a2sf.org/ New! Friday and Saturday night, June 28th and June 29th we’re playing at a great newer venue, Bachelor’s One Tavern, Keego Harbor, Michigan – 2 nights with new songs and surprises near the Lake at a cozy, “up north” club close to Detroit – our full band featuring Scott Dailey, Ron Wolf, Bonnie Kaye and Dave Dion with special guests! Please join us at 9:30 pm for some hot summer nights https://www.facebook.com/bacheloronetavern.keegoharbor Thanks for keeping the art and music - kick out the jams!

March mad love - hurry Spring

With the focus on our new music being released this year, new 2013 tour dates later this year include Metro Times Blowout, Chicago dates, PJ’s Lager House, northern Michigan with more shows being added… Carolyn Striho Group Nominated for Seven 2013 Detroit Music Awards - and two more for our violinist Bonnie Kaye in the classical category - Detroit’s music and art community have nominated Carolyn Striho for seven Detroit Music Awards in 2013 - including: Outstanding Video / Independent Budget (Under $10,000) – Carolyn Striho Group– “Promised Land” (Directed by Lindy Lenk) Outstanding Live Act – Carolyn Striho Group Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group – Carolyn Striho Group Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist – Carolyn Striho (guitar) Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter – Carolyn Striho Outstanding Rock Vocalist - Carolyn Striho Outstanding Rock/Pop Artist Group – Carolyn Striho We’re honored to be nominated this year with super musicians, friends, artists here in the area. Thanks, congratulations to all musicians of the world for making art quietly and loudly! Detroit USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0oeC3pLLLY www.detroitmusicawards.com www.carolynstriho.com

February - fantastic

Happy February, it’s been way cold in Detroit but we’re working hard on new music and sounds for spring Coming up – time to vote in the Detroit Music Awards – we are in the submissions for the following, and appreciate the support for the past several years…! For 2013, we are in the following categories: -Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group -Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist -Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter -Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist -Outstanding Video/Independent Budget (Under $10,000) “Promised Land” -Outstanding Live Performance -Outstanding Rock/Pop Instrumentalist -Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter -Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist www.detroitmusicawards.net The new music – we are close to finishing mixing many of the songs for the new CD Releases later this Spring, and will be posting new music soon as well as on I-Tunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Spotify all. We’ve had great new press in Toronto and Detroit – to be added soon -much appreciated, terrific new fans and friends, thank you. New Tour dates coming up! Hug somebody this winter - it’s cold out there, please be kind…Carolyn Striho Group, 2.6.13

New Year, new day, new life in the air tonight

Happy January baby! Our next show is Friday night, January 25th, 2013 at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, Michigan USA, performing for Stewart Francke’s CD Release party for his great new CD, “Love Implied.” The show features the cool Jeff Scott and his band, our full band, and then Stewart and his band take the stage – brilliant night planned. This show is a nice repeat for Stewart and us from our summer Magic Bag show a few years ago ..we're also putting the final touches on the new recordings coming out soon and the new video is here, released last November, 2012, “Promised Land/Sitara” can be seen at in this site and also at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0oeC3pLLLY support your favorite artists for nominations later this month in the Detroit Music Awards..it was super to receive the 2012 Outstanding National Indie Artist/Group Award last year - thanks again! http://www.detroitmusicawards.com/ with open arms for 2013, Hope you check the music - ALL NEW this year - see you soon, peace & Thanks for listening…x The Carolyn Striho Group

July - hot hot heat from Michigan USA

In July, we've got shows at super Short's Microbrewery in Bellaire Michigan - Torch Lake, near Traverse City - Friday July 13, 2012. If you're at the Cherry Festival or up in northern Michigan, we'd love to see you at Short's Friday July 13th; host to such great bands as our friends The Ragbirds, please check http:// www.shortsbrewing.com/beer/our-portfolio/ August brings us to the terrific Mackinac Island Music Festival, where we'll perform at Mission Point Resort with the excellent Blood Sisters - featuring Mary McGuire, Barbara Payton and Michelle Chenard - and awesome artists Johnny Bassett, Audra Kubat and more...please check http:// mackinacislandmusicfestival.org/index2a.php As a sidecar, we had a great 2011-2012 including cool festivals we performed on - Winter Blast, River Days, Concert of Colors Don Was All-Star Revue, Ann Arbor Summer Fest/Top of the Park, Wyandotte Art Fair, Mackinac Island Music Festival, Arts Beats and Eats, our Italy tour.... 2011-2012 dates also include Detroit's Magic Stick, Hard Rock Cafe, Marquette's Upfront and Company, Como's, Mario's, Dylan's Raw Bar, several other Festivals, signing with North Star Media, shooting video with a the ARTE German/French company, recording the new album, we're now beginning work on 2 new videos. With nearly 40 Detroit Music Award nominations in the past several years - this year was an honor to receive the Outstanding National Indie Label Rock Artist/Group. http:// www.detroitmusicawards.com/nominees.html Thank you, best wishes for a super safe sonic summer - support the arts and love big! http://www.carolynstriho.com/ http://www.mydamnchannel.com/don_was/2011_detroit_all_star_revue/4601_7831.aspx http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv_7MzbjMfQ http://www.northstarmedia.com/artists.html http://www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho

Thank you - Detroit Music Award Winner 2012

The Carolyn Striho Group has won the Outstanding National Independent Music Artist/Group in this year's Detroit Music Awards. This major win comes upon Carolyn's recent recording and new video, which will be finished winter, 2012. Thank you Detroit and celebrate all artists everywhere, they work so hard and all unique.

Detroit Music Awards 2012

we're honored for 5 nominations this year...and have added more shows - and a new tour coming for the summer (TBA) - here are the nominations and peace to the world today on St. Patrick's Day as we perform tonight at Dylan's..here in Michigan USA

Very Cool, thank you! Detroit Music Award Nominations 2012, blessings! National Indie Label Rock Artist/Group - Carolyn Striho Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter - Carolyn Striho Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group - Carolyn Striho Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist - Carolyn Striho ( guitar ) Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist - Carolyn Striho http://www.carolynstriho.com/2012/03/march-on-to-spring-songs/