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      Carolyn Striho, Mary McGuire and Chris McCall in Livonia

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      May 4, 2019

      Saturday   8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

      38840 Six Mile Road
      Livonia, Michigan 48152

      Carolyn Striho, Mary McGuire and Chris McCall

      Nominated for nearly sixty 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 big award wins include Outstanding Americana Album of the Year 2014 for Word Attack and Outstanding Rock/Pop Album of the Year 2010 for Honesty. Besides her infamously charismatic live shows at many festivals, clubs, and art galleries in the Midwest and Canada, she has five tours of Europe under her belt, as well as a two-month stretch in Japan, opened for Steve Earle in England, and has performed in Detroit, Toronto and London with Patti Smith. Carolyn is best known for her new music and catchy, magically intense live shows and songwriting. Her live performances with her latest band, her legendary shows and writing fronting the well-known Detroit Energy Asylum band, with Patti Smith, and her punk/art rock years with Rough Cut and the Cubes, as well as performing with Don Was and the Was Not Was Band, Iggy Pop, the Ramones and the Slits, Carolyns latest projects include a brand new album to be released in 2016, negotiating a new national publishing deal, and working on a poetry book and memoir. 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. 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 her writing songs about where she was, what she saw and what she was doing from her perspective gleaned in the Upper Midwest. 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. Detroits Star Search winner and accomplished songwriter Chris McCall brings a unique experience to her songwriting and performances. Of her 2004 release, The Real You the Detroit News writes, Chris McCall presents a set of songs brimming with confidence and effortless depth. Chris says, song writing is something I need to do"having always collaborated in the past, I knew it was time to be on my own. This talented singer-songwriter utilizes her myriad of musical influences and experiences in the creation of her new album, Contact. From her earliest musical forays as a child in her church to group efforts with musical tastes ranging from rock, folk and world music - Chris McCall is poised and confident as a distinctive recording artist. Her writing is masterful and her voice soars without boundaries!

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