Celebrating three groundbreaking American women songwriters of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Stoned Soul Picnic is a feast of great music featuring the works of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer, Laura Nyro. Renowned American singer Diane Garisto has shared the mic with such musical icons as Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Nile Rodgers, and Malcolm McLaren, and was a member of Laura Nyro’s well known backing trio, The Harmony Group. In recent years Diane has performed at The Edinburgh Festival, The Inverness Festival, and headlined at Celtic Connections. Joining Diane will be keyboard player and vocalist, Elise Morris, an accomplished musician who notably toured with Joe Jackson, and whose original recordings have landed on many Top Ten Jazz charts in recent years. Always loving Scotland, both Diane and Elise are delighted to be participating in The Biggar Little Festival.

Join Diane Garisto (Paul Simon, Laura Nyro, Steely Dan) and Elise Morris (Joe Jackson), plus special guests, for an evening of the music of the great singer/songwriter, Laura Nyro, as well as music of her contemporaries like Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Location to be announced. Tickets on sale soon,

Join Diane Garisto (Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Laura Nyro) and Elise Morris (Joe Jackson), two well respected singers in the record industry with many years of experience for a fun and participatory vocal workshop. Together, Diane and Elise will demonstrate some key points in getting your best vocal performance. Attendees are encouraged to participate. First come, first serve. Tickets will be available soon.

Join Diane Garisto (Laura Nyro, Paul Simon, Steely Dan) and Elise Morris (Joe Jackson), plus special guests, for an evening of the music of the great singer/songwriter, Laura Nyro, as well as music of her contemporaries like Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Location to be announced. Tickets will be on sale soon.