Dedicated to the memory of Laura Nyro, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee

Re-experience the music of the three leading ladies of the 60s and 70s, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Laura Nyro in this exquisitely crafted show by Diane Garisto – the only surviving member of Laura Nyro’s famed Harmony Group.  

Stoned Soul Picnic, the music of Joni, Carole, and Laura is a musical homage to the most significant and prolific singer songwriters of the 20th century.  Big hits like Natural Woman, Big Yellow Taxi, Stoney End, Woodstock, And When I Die, and others are effortlessly performed, and hidden gems that evoke instant memory come alive in this modern American songbook that defined and defies generation and genre and became the soundtrack of our lives.

Joining Diane on this musical journey are some of New York’s finest musicians: Elise Morris (Joe Jackson, Cy Coleman), Larry Saltzman (Simon & Garfunkel, Bette Miller), Janie Barnett (Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt), Anthony Huenerberg (Leonard Bernstein, Aretha Franklin) and Sam Bryant (Brandy Clark, Kenny Wayne Shepard).  

Laura Nyro has an army of long-standing fans who for too long have not been able to hear faithful renditions of her most beloved tunes.  Stoned Soul Picnic is a crowd-pleasing show featuring the music of all three superstars that never disappoints!  Your stalwart audiences will thank you as they dance in their seats and aisles, and theaters have reported increased new ticket sales with this show.  Sing along to the music you’ll instantly remember with Stoned Soul Picnic!