Featuring Barbara Payton, Carolyn Striho, Mary McGuire, Scott Daily and Ron Wolf– four Detroit Music Award winning musicians and Lake Orion’s own vibrant percussionist.
Recognized as one of Detroit’s most powerful and engaging live performers, Barbara Payton has rocked stages, festivals, arenas and private listening rooms for more than 25 years. Rock writer Thom Jurek shares, “[Barbara can] surprise, delight and at times astonish with her powerful, passionate voice.” In addition to her solo career, Barbara has recorded and toured as a background singer for both Bob Seger and Kid Rock, and with them, performed on national television shows Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, The Tonight Show, and at inauguration festivities for President Barack Obama.
Carolyn Striho made her name fronting the dynamic Detroit Energy Asylum and worked with the priestess of punk, Patti Smith. Wildly original, melodic and passionate, All-Music Guide describes Striho as being written “from the silver edge of midnight.” Carolyn’s performances seduce the audience and engages them with her genuine emotion bringing all of us along for a wild ride.”
Mary McGuire has a myriad of influences and growing up in 70’s Detroit and getting schooled by the jocks at America’s first underground radio stations had a major influence on her early musical education. Matt Harmon of the Detroit Metro Times mused “she seemingly shifts genres at will….” while Joe Montague of Riveting Riffs Magazine writes, “Michigan singer-songwriter and musician Mary McGuire may be one of the most underappreciated, yet most gifted artists in America today.”
After learning guitar and piano in his young teen years, Scott began music as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the Detroit band The Stingrays. Radio hits followed, most notably with “A Heart is a Hunter.” Career highlights include performing with Don Was at the Concert of Colors, and at the world-renowned Donne In Musica Festival in Rome, Italy. Scott also has signed with North Star Media of Detroit and Los Angeles for music placement and publishing and has received several Billboard awards for his songwriting. Working with Carolyn Striho for the past 11 years, together, they have performed across the U.K., Italy, Canada and throughout North America.
Ron Wolf is a veteran Detroit percussionist that garners a wide variety of sounds and complex rhythms on his instruments. Working with Carolyn Striho and Scott Dailey for years, he is heartbeat of the band.