Carolyn Striho is a widely-respected Detroit musician and songwriter, regarded as one of the city’s best singer/songwriters. Carolyn made her name fronting the Detroit Energy Asylum and for her work with Patti Smith. As a solo performer, Carolyn has gained a reputation for mesmerizing and evocative stage performances on vocals, guitar and keyboards. Backed by her award-winning band, her live shows have been hailed as both moving and memorable. Carolyn has an adventurous live show for sure, with a blend of gypsy rock w/acoustic melody, tribal heavy guitar and lush piano and vocals on CD....
Carolyn’s CD “Honesty” won the Outstanding Rock/Pop CD of the Year in 2010’s Detroit Music Awards and has garnered much airplay. Carolyn and band won the Outstanding Indie Label Group of the Year in Detroit in 2012. And Carolyn’s videos, including “Promised Land” and “Sing it to Me” have been nominated and screened for several music awards as well.
Carolyn has been nominated for over 40 Detroit Music Awards in the past several years, winning several, and she has performed at Lollapalooza; Rome, Italy at Donne In Musica several times, London, England on several tours; 2 months performing in Osaka, Japan, also performing with the legendary Don Was at Detroit’s Concert of Colors, Arts Beats & Eats, Mackinac Island Music Festival, Porcupine Mountains Festival, Chicago, Toronto, Grand Marais Festival, Detroit’s Dally in the Alley, People’s Arts Festival, Metro Times Blowout and many other outstate festival, clubs and art galleries.
Carolyn also played with Patti Smith and the Patti Smith Group on several tours, including London’s Meltdown at the Royal Festival Hall, and the comeback Patti Smith 1995 tour. Carolyn recently performed with Patti and her band again in Detroit at the Majestic Theatre in 2013. Carolyn has also performed with Iggy Pop and many other well-known artists.
This once teenaged punk/art rocker wild child playing in the clubs of Detroit has come quite a long way. Carolyn’s new CD “Word Attack” is refreshing new music coming into the Fall season. With film work, new video and another CD slated for early summer, 2014, Carolyn continues to walk to her own drum down an amazing path. www.carolynstriho.com and www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho