Stoned Soul Picnic - The Music of Laura Nyro feat. Diane Garisto Brunch Show at The Loft - 6/2Sunday, June 02 2019 11:30am Doors / 12:30pm Start
Sun Jun 02 2019
Stoned Soul Picnic - The Music of Laura Nyro feat. Diane Garisto Brunch Show at The Loft - 6/2
at The Loft at City Winery
Stoned Soul Picnic is a celebration of the art and soul of the late, great singer-songwriter, and 2013 Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Laura Nyro. Lead vocalist Diane Garisto toured and recorded with Ms. Nyro in the mid-90's as a member of her celebrated Harmony Group. Diane and friends have put together a live show dedicated to the memory of this musical icon. Along with some of New York City's best players and singers, Stoned Soul Picnic features faithful arrangements from all of Nyro's most popular recordings such as Eli and the 13th Confession, New York Tendaberry, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat, and Gonna Take a Miracle.
DIANE GARISTO (Lead Vocals) Like Laura Nyro, Diane grew up immersed in the musical soul of New York City. Garisto sang on her first recording at the age of eight, and went on to record with Billy Joel, Nile Rodgers, George Benson, Carly Simon, Laurie Anderson and Malcolm McLaren. She provided background vocals for Paul Simon on his Grammy-winning Graceland and toured internationally as a member of Steely Dan, but her career peak came in the mid-‘90s when she became a member of Laura Nyro's celebrated Harmony Group. As one of Nyro's famed backing trio,
Diane toured the world with Laura and sang on the albums Live: The Loom’s Desire and Live In Japan. “Performing these songs today with a band of Manhattan’s top musicians and singers is my way of keeping Laura’s spirit vibrant and alive,” Garisto says. “For us and for her fans, Stoned Soul Picnic is a celebration of the art and soul of Laura Nyro.”