Carolyn Striho

Carolyn Striho

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
BandAlternativePop

Regarded as one of the city’s best singer/songwriters, Carolyn Striho made her name fronting the dynamic Detroit Energy Asylum & with Patti Smith. Carolyn has a strong reputation for charismatic, high-energy performances. Wildly original, Striho’s songs have been described as written “from the silver edge of midnight." She won Outstanding Rock Songwriter of the Year 2015 and two Outstanding CDs of the Year in Detroit Music Awards.Carolyn's toured overseas many times and has a new CD coming!

Biography

The excitement of vocalist Carolyn Striho onstage and on record has a twist - not only compelling, catchy music but compelling visuals and musicianship. Detroiter Carolyn sounds like raw power rock and roll with folk, soul & gypsy. Carolyn is a true original who has come a long way from her early art/punk days to the eclectic melody attack she is known for...As a performer, Carolyn does not run with the tried and true script, but maintains that live shows should be "in the moment." A pianist/keyboardist, guitarist and singer, performer, teacher and writer, a dancer and songstress, Carolyn has worked and lived in the city most of her life and dedicates her music as a citizen of the world.  Winner of the Outstanding Rock Songwriter in the 2015 Detroit Music Awards, nominated for over 50 Detroit Music Awards in the past several years, Carolyn's won many awards including two Outstanding CDs of the Year for her "Honesty" and "Word Attack" and many others - even a Billboard Magazine Honorable Mention for "Enchante." She has performed on a long tour in Japan, the U.S. and Canada, to London and Rome and Lollapalooza - performing with a high energy akin to Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Bob Marley & Nina Simone. Working with Patti Smith and greats such as David McMurray on saxophone, Carolyn's piano, haunting torch songs next to rocked out gems and dynamic onstage show make for a not-to-be missed live and studio performance.  Ms. Striho and band continue to delight & mesmerize audiences and Carolyn's latest CD is due out in 2016 with new songs, and another surprise CD as well!

Lyrics

East of Eden

Written By: Scott Dailey/C. Striho

Through violet skies, I wait for the night to fall, by the river's edge I wait for your voice to call...so many hearts are black as coal, and the world is growing old. Take your place in line, the carousel of souls. East of Eden, that's just where i want to be, in a little cottage by the sea. And if I call to him, he'll be waiting there for me..east of Eden, that's just where I want to be.
And on our jouney, you will take me by the hand. By the river's edge, you will lead us to our promised land. All our ghosts are cast away, we've said all we need to say. (So) take your place in line, the souls will take our hearts away. East of Eden, that's just where I want to be, in a little cottage by the sea. And if I call to him, he'll be waiting there for me. East of Eden, that's just where I want to be. Refrain: East of Eden, that's just where I want to be, ooh ooh oh, take me to the Promised Land, won't you take me to the Promised Land? East of Eden, that's just where I want to be.

Enchante

Written By: Carolyn Striho

I didn't, I didn't, I didn't know, one thing could lead me to this; I didn't, I didn't, I didn't know, one thing because of a kiss. Give it to, give it to, give it to me, give me a piece of your heart; give it to, give it to, give it to me, I knew this right from the start..oh, oh, oh, amore - Enchante, enchante avec amore; enchante avec amore; Enchante, enchante, avec amore, enchante avec amore; donne-moi, donne-moi, donne l'amour, donne a moi amore, donne-moi, donne-moi, avec amour, donne ton l'amour ...all I know is where I want to go, in my heart and all of my soul! I didn't know, that one thing could lead me to this, i didn't know, this one thing because of a kiss. Enchante, enchante, avec amour, enchante avec amore! enchante, enchante, avec amour, enchante avec amour. All I know is where I want to go, in my heart and all of my soul! Enchante avec amore!

Ocean

Written By: Carolyn Striho

Ooh, out the door
Ooh, once more
I walk from the valley
walk from my home
sense some disaster
maybe it's my own...
Ooh, out the door
Ooh, ocean floor

Ooh, out the door
Ooh, once more
I walk from the valley
walk down from the trees
hold down, spin down, spin down, all the way wound, all the way round, fall down, all the way down, hold on to the trees, to the branches, coming down, spin down, to the sky, all the way down, insane to me now, like outer space

Ooh, out the door
Ooh, ocean floor
Baby, sweet baby,
where did you go?
when you're out there so crazy, where did you go?
I'm feeling so empty,
don't go to sleep
Baby, sweet baby,
my dreams run deep

Ooh out the door
Ooh, ocean floor?

Baby sweet baby, don't go to sleep,
when you're out there so crazy, don't go away,
to the ocean floor
don't close the door
don't close the door
on my heart.

Discography

Check us at www.carolynstriho.com, www.reverbnation.com/carolynstriho, I-Tunes, CDbaby.com, Amazon.com or Youtube - and "Enchante" with Don Was at Detroit's Concert of Colors -
2013 - Autumn Release of "Word Attack" - new CD
2012 - New "Promised Land/Sitara" Video Release
2010 - "Ocean" on New Atlantic Sound CD, London, U.K. -
2009 - "Honesty" - great reviews and features rocked out, pop punk, cabaret, with a twist - Hear it now! Outstanding Rock/Pop CD of the year in Detroit, Michigan USA 2010
2008 "Is This Me?" Carolyn Striho; brand new, getting sweet reviews and selling out again. Nominated for Detroit Music Awards
2006 "C. Striho" - w/guitarist Scott Dailey for London and Italy tour - poetic, stripped down, with huge grand piano and voice; acoustic strong melody.
2006 Detroit Music Awards Compilation CD" w/Hard Lessons and other great Detroit groups.
2005 Patti Smith, Steve Earle & Carolyn Striho, live in London - at the Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall.
2001 "Secrets and Space" w/ David McMurray and Luis Resto, infamous musicians who are with Kid Rock and Eminem; Carolyn and Patti Smith sing together; soundtrack; much airplay on WDET-FM and other Michigan stations; "Top 10 CD" for Detroit area DJs.
1997 "Reminiscing About the Future" - features Carolyn's rock and soulful songs with members of Sponge; airplay on Detroit/Windsor's 89X and WDET FM.
1995 "Dreams Can Be Your Friend" -Carolyn's exploration of genres - - this album sold many in Detroit and Toronto; features members of the Romantics, Was (Not) Was, Sponge .. more to be told in a forthcoming retrospective.

Set List

Carolyn compositions, 1 hour to 90-minutes- originals by Carolyn and some by guitarist Scott Dailey with several fascinating covers.
January Baby
Circles Around Me
Ocean
Tiara
Sing it to Me
Downtown
Promised Land
Moon de la Minore
Honesty
Linger
Enchante
Sometimes I Wonder
Motherless Child
Always in My Heart
Mission is You
East of Eden
You Saved My Life
Moon in A Minor
Stand Alone Again
What in the World?
Cornered Room
East of Eden
Trade my Tomorrows
Got No Expectations
Forever
Gloria
Nature's Way
Mexico
Apple
So Much Time To Burn
Take me Over
River