Rio and the Rockabilly Revival

Rio Scafone, niece of early rock legend, Jack Scott, carries on the family tradition by serving up a heaping dose of red-hot, full-tilt, spitfire Roots Rock 'N Soul with her band, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival. Rio is a force of nature! The concerts that she and the Revival give are described as bombastic, high-energy and primal! Published articles have described it as the "church of rock n roll," and "mesmerizing and absolutely addictive," with "unmatchable energy." The Revival pulls inspiration from early rock and soul, jump blues and gospel, while embracing modern influences that are relevant to today's audiences. Their sound is as much Little Richard and James Brown as it is Jack Scott and Big Mama Thornton; as well as modern day troubadours like Brian Setzer and P!nk! Tight harmonies, impeccable musicianship and an unstoppable stage show just might make you a believer in the gospel of Rock N' Roll!

“Then Scafone’s on stage, twisting, gyrating and owning every inch like some sort of possessed, evangelical-satanic dervish. It’s at once nostalgic performance art, killer show band and rock ‘n’ roll wonder.” Brett Callwood, The MetroTimes March 7, 2012

“On a 100 degree Sunday afternoon ... Her raven hair was set off by a bosom glistening with sweat like a gypsy woman ragged on crank, and when she kicked off her number, “Save My Soul,” I must report that despite the pervasive swelter, goosebumps raised on both my arms and a chill shot up and down my spine. ... Rio Scafone is a firebrand, a hell-spitting minx whose core, however, is hope and salvation. And, frankly, enough earthly sex appeal to move tectonic plates. Whipping an audience into a frenzy worth of a revival tent is akin to water rolling off a duck’s back for Rio and company.” Tom Stevens, MetroVibe Magazine, Vol 1, Issue 2, October 2012

“Rio was so captivating that it didn’t matter if you were male or female, your eyes didn’t want to leave her for a second. I was completely locked in on her. Watching the band felt like an honor; like we should be thanking them. I was convinced I was witnessing a legend being born, seeing next generation icons.” Vera Khzouz, HEAR Magazine March 11, 2012

“Some artists don’t have that camaraderie after decades in the business, but Rio and the Rockabilly Revival have more than that: undeniable musicianship, perfect harmonies and contagious energy ... Just ask the three folks in the back who were so mover by the music, they caught the ‘Spirit.’” Sam White, Between the Lines Magazine September 1, 2011

Carolyn Striho

While perhaps best known for fronting the Detroit Energy Asylum (Detroit’s Was (Not Was)) and for her work with punk priestess Patti Smith, Detroit musical icon Carolyn Striho continues to steadily evolve her craft, gaining respect in the international music community as a songwriter, singer, poet, performer and musician. Nominated for over 40 Detroit Music Awards since 2006 and winning several, Carolyn is a creative force whose deeply-felt lyrics, mesmerizing stage presence, and evocative style translate into thrilling live sets. Touring Italy, England, Japan and the U.S., Carolyn uses pop, rock, jazz, classical, folk, punk and even cabaret on live shows and recordings. Backed by a fantastic band, her live show and melodies are moving and memorable.

“The triumph of Carolyn Striho’s CD Honesty as outstanding rock/pop recording at the Detroit Music Awards a couple months back highlights the city’s current bumper crop of gifted female singer-songwriters. It is fitting that the award — one of three she won that night –went to Striho, whose roots in Motor City music run deep.” — Ben Edmonds – Detroit Free Press/MOJO Magazine U.K.

“Carolyn is a poetic songwriter who plays piano (sometimes with the heel of her boot) and acoustic guitar (with her fingers) while singing in a style that might be jazzy, bluesy, torchy, fiery or any combination of the above…strutting and growling and singing a version of “Downtown” that would have made Petula Clark feel like a tourist, she’s worth tracking down! Neal Rubin, The Detroit News

“Carolyn made her name playing with bands Detroit Energy Asylum, The Cubes & poet Patti Smith — but it’s as a solo performer that she has really found her niche. Within this city’s music community, Striho is regarded as one of our best songwriters, and her album Honesty showcases that fact. Honest.” — MetroMix

“A singer-songwriter who can sing beautifully and write a hell of a good song, Striho … is capable of hypnotizing her listeners as if she’s some kinda siren raised on bars and factories and busted hearts. She’ll likely have them eating out of the palm of her hand by the middle of her set.” — Detroit Metro Times

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RIO & THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL and CAROLYN STRIHO

Saturday, June 15 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Callahans Music Hall

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