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Nominated for over 60 Detroit Music Awards in recent years, Carolyn Striho won Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter of the Year two years in a row, 2015 and 2016. Other notable awards include Outstanding Americana Album of the Year 2014 for Word Attack and Outstanding Rock/Pop Album of the Year 2010 for Honesty. In 2009, her song “Enchante” received an honorable mention from Billboard Magazine for Song of the Year. 


In addition to her famously charismatic live shows at many festivals, clubs, and art galleries in the Midwest and Canada, she has six tours of Europe under her belt, as well as a two-month stretch in Japan, has opened for Steve Earle in England, and has performed in Detroit, Toronto and London with Patti Smith.


Striho is best known for her impassioned live shows and songwriting. From fronting the legendary Detroit Energy Asylum to performing with Patti Smith, from her early punk/art rock years with The Cubes and touring Japan with Rough Cut to occasionally performing with Don Was and the Was (Not Was) Band, Iggy Pop, the Ramones and the Slits, Carolyn’s musical résumé is as impressive as it is extensive. Striho’s latest projects include a brand-new album and a book.