Dedicated to the memory of Laura Nyro, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, “Stoned Soul Picnic: The Laura Nyro Project” by Diane Garisto, former member of Laura Nyro’s Harmony Group, is a ‘tribute’ show in the purest sense of the word.


A musical homage to one of the most significant and prolific singer-songwriters of the 20th century, “Stoned Soul Picnic”, is a delight to fans (and would be fans!) who loved Laura and were touched by her preeminent soundtracks to the turbulent, provocative 1960s. An activist, feminist and ecologist at the birth of these movements, Laura channeled her passionate beliefs into exquisitely crafted songs that spoke to the soul and spirit and created mega hits for artists like Barbara Streisand, 5th Dimension, Blood Sweat & Tears and many others.


Lead vocalist Diane Garisto, Laura’s friend and former background singer, takes audiences into the music and life of this amazingly private talent, who passed all to soon but left a treasured trove of hit songs that defined and defy genre and generation. Accompanying Diane in this musical, mystical, journey are award winning musicians Elise Morris (Joe Jackson, Cy Coleman, Peter, Paul & Mary), Larry Saltzman (Simon & Garfunkel, Bette Midler, Celine Dion), Janie Barnett (Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Celine Dion), Anthony Huenerberg (Leonard Bernstein, Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry), Sam Bryant (Brandy Clark, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Mark Shelby), Emily Bindiger (Carole King, Leonard Cohen, George Benson) and Carolee Goodgold (Larry Gatlin, Cher, Carly Simon).


You’ll remember the songs you thought you’d forgotten in this crowd pleasing show that never disappoints and is chock full of music, memories and the pure perfect energy of song, powerful enough to stir the soul. “Stoned Soul Picnic: The Laura Nyro Project” keeps Laura’s memory alive for future generations to listen to and be inspired by. Join the movement!