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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/

2012 and beyond...

A time to energize but also under the surface with new music...writing, playing and behind the scenes work - hope February treats you sweet and the full moon is felt strongly yet beautifully...talk soon in here or out in the world...Back on to Winter Blast and more - thanks

Thanks to summer, here comes Autumn leaves...alas..

A wildly cool summer - Mackinac Island’s Music Festival was fantastic. The show was on a stunningly beautiful night at the Inn at Stonecliffe, gorgeous grounds with a view of the Mackinac Bridge and a great big fun group of people and musicians –wining and dining to 2 sets each by myself, super guitarist Scott Dailey and the vibrant Audra Kubat. Thank you to Mackinac Island, Mary McGuire, Michelle Chenard, and Mark Arminski – and the Inn at Stonecliffe. The songs rang out over the Great Lakes!…and friends from Detroit and new friends on Mackinac Island x Back downstate, we just finished a great night at the Farmington Rhythmz in Riley Park and our violinist Kurt moved to Korea! With Dave Dion on bass, Bonnie Kaye and Josh Stokes on violins too, and Ron Wolf on percussion, the night was full of surprises - Special thanks to the City of Farmington-the kids were fantastic and a big crowd! Next Carolyn Striho Group show is Arts Beats and Eats in downtown Royal Oak on a big Labor Day, Monday, September 5 – 5 to 6 pm on a huge event that features us with the infamous Cult Heroes and the marvelous world/Detroit artist Amp Fiddler – between the Psychedelic Furs, Tom Tom Club and George Clinton P Funk All Stars! Come on down to Arts Beats and Eats on Labor Day Monday 5 pm at the Ford Focus Alternative Stage – by the Ferris Wheel and train tracks.. (Could MI-Fest also be in the picture?…Then we’re at Jazz at Trinity in Southgate, Michigan– a groovy charm of a show on Sunday, September 18… As a fan of church sound and architecture, this promises to be another great evening… early one, so you can still get up on Monday. thanks for the support – times are tough, Detroit is tough – and thanks to Don Was for the honor of playing the Concert of Colors' All Star Revue this summer – it was gorgeous and a great show downtown! x Carolyn 8.23.11

A great summer so far...

And we're just starting - we had fun at River Days downtown Detroit and up in Charlevoix, in northern Michigan - last night was the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park - stellar crowd, hot steamy weather, and super audience - next week is a slot on Detroit's Concert of Colors - a moonlight summer festival inside on Don Was' All-Star Revue - in between, the wonderful Wyandotte Street Art Fair on the River - a big August and an even bigger Autumn coming up - Hope this summer finds you getting some cool breezes in the heat, some love in the air, magic in your life and all promise of the rock prayer to you! x

Happy Spring -

we're almost to spring and grateful for the Detroit Nomination Awards just announced for March this year - here they are, and shows being added now - more to come -

2011 DMAs -thank you! Outstanding Folk Artist/Group-Carolyn Striho Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist-Carolyn Striho Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist-Scott Dailey Outstanding Live Performance -Carolyn Striho Band Outstanding Video/Independent Budget -Carolyn Striho -"Sing It To Me" Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter-Carolyn Striho Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist -Carolyn Striho www.detroitmusicawards.net

Great Autumn Songwriting and Shows..

The shows have been great this Autumn and much behind-the-scenes work with new songs, video and special guest appearances in the studio and onstage.. new album in 2011. Stellar nights in the U.P. - Upfront & Company and at John Lamb's Springfed Arts' Songwriting Staff at Harbor Springs...onto Detroit city for more shows - thank you for your support, always.