Carolyn Striho is a Detroit songwriter, singer and musician whose songs are “from the silver edge of midnight (All Music Guide).” From her early days in Detroit art/punk music to her current evocative, enchanting music, Carolyn’s alluring vocal delivery with a powerful rock and roll gypsy sound has hypnotized crowds for years onstage and on her songs and recordings.
Carolyn is on the Grammy Awards First Ballot 2022 for Best Spoken Word Album (“Detroit/Maiden Energy”) and was on the Grammy Awards First Ballot 2018 for Best Rock Album (“Afterthought”). She has 11 Detroit Music Awards and a Billboard Award. Carolyn’s poetry is also featured in the renowned anthology “Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music.”
Carolyn has performed on tour with Patti Smith and with Don Was. Was (Not Was) were an integral part of Carolyn’s band Detroit Energy Asylum. Carolyn’s also performed in England with Yoko Ono, Steve Earle, Tori Amos, Sinead O’Connor, and many iconic artists. Carolyn has also played with The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Slits, and the list goes on! Carolyn’s performed several times in London and Isle of Wight U.K., Rome and Fiuggi, Italy, Osaka, Japan and Toronto, Chicago, at Lollapalooza, The Detroit Jazz Festival, Concert of Colors, Arts Beats & Eats and more.
From her art/punk rock days to her melodic, soulful psychedelic music, Carolyn and husband/guitarist Scott Dailey and band are working on a new album and have been invited back to perform in the U.K. in 2022.
Erin Zindle’s solo music is an excursion from the sound of her nationally touring band, Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds. These are songs from the journal of a feathered traveler, private moments scooped up with two small hands and spread out in layers of strings, voices, piano and poetry.
Erin, who is known for her creative energy and endless smiles, has taken the listener into an intimate, quiet world where pain and raw edges are allowed to show. The music speaks of strange experiences, loss, self-doubt, forgiveness, family, nature, God, hope and despair.
At each performance, Erin transforms into a seemingly-mythical creature who dances with graceful arms outstretched, hand-made wings glued to her shoulders, recklessly digging into her fiddle strings with her bow. Her voice is both earthy and ethereal, full of character and texture with lyrics that point to the daily paradox of intentionally cultivating hope in the midst of a crazed and jaded world. She skillfully switches between violin, kalimba, piano, and accordion, never losing her infectious smile.
Erin’s debut solo album “Scenes From The Fragile Agile Avian World” is full of imagery and feminine musical textures without drums, bass and guitar.
“Mary McGuire exemplifies the ability to roam between genres at will. Michigan singer-songwriter and musician Mary McGuire may be one of the most underappreciated, yet most gifted artists in America today.” (Joe Montague, Toronto). She was caller 11 on Detroit’s hit radio station WDRQ with legendary disc jockey China Jones. At the station on 8 Mile Road in Detroit, the closet doors opened and her 11 year old arms were loaded up with the entire Beatles discography.
Back at home, Mary dropped the needle on side one of Revolver on her blue Panasonic record player and at that the moment she was hooked. Growing up in 70’s Detroit and learning from the radio jocks of America’s first underground radio stations was all it took for Mary to pick up the guitar and learn her first Beatles, Neil Young, Eagles and Led Zeppelin tunes. Once she started, her appetite for acoustic rock guitar was fueled. “Her guitar chops are on par with some of the best players out there and she takes her craft very seriously. “Mary is a force in the Detroit music scene and beyond that shouldn’t be overlooked. — ~Stacey Sherman, RSP Entertainment Marketing
Loads of guitar lessons, gigging solo and stints in bands with like minded musicians writing and recording led her to rack up miles on the highways across America. Mary suddenly found herself writing songs and moving from the Midwest to the East Coast and back. Mary found that each place had a different soundtrack that influenced her writing – from the rock influences of industrial Detroit to the gentle folk rock influences from the shores of Martha’s Vineyard to the rhythm of the horses clipping along on the car-free streets of Mackinac Island. Absorbing the distinct sound of the people and places where she has lived and letting it all influence her is what defines her characteristic songwriting style.