Special Guests of the Show
Grammy-award winning, singer-songwriter SHAWN COLVIN joined the Stoned Soul Band at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Scotland on January 20th, 2018. Shawn has been a successful performer for over 30 years and she is perhaps best known for her hit, Sunny Came Home. She did a beautiful job performing her rendition of Laura’s Save the Country and I Never Meant to Hurt You. We were absolutely thrilled to have her join us in celebrating Laura.
KAREN MATHESON, lead singer of the popular Scottish band Capercaillie, joined us at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Scotland on January 20th, 2018. Karen’s beautiful voice was the perfect compliment to Laura’s Emmie. What an honor it was to be able to share the stage with her.
ROB PAPAROZZI, famed harmonica player and frontman, joined Stoned Soul on the City Winery stage in April 2019. Rob has toured the world with the Original Blues Brothers Band and Blood, Sweat, and Tears. He has shared the stage with such musical legends as Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, and Randy Newman. Rob also now has the unique distinction of having a signature Hohner harmonica named after him!
DOUG KATSAROS is an Emmy winning composer who’s work as an arranger/orchestrator/conductor on and off Broadway includes Footloose, The Life, Rocky Horror, Altar Boyz, The Toxic Avenger, A...My Name is Alice, and most recently Gettin’ The Band Back Together. He has written several TV and film scores including “The Jim Henson Hour” and “Mancuso FBI.” He has dozens of gold and platinum CDs for his work with artists such as Kiss, Gloria Estefan, Frank Sinatra, Todd Rundgren, Rod Stewart, Judy Collins, B. B. King, Donny Osmond, Richie Havens, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Cher, Michael Bolton, and Peter Paul & Mary, among others. He writes special material for Ringling Brothers and Macy's 4th of July Fireworks and Thanksgiving Day Parades and lives in New York with his wife, composer/keyboardist Elise Morris, and yes, he is the guy who wrote "By Mennen.”
NIKKI GREGOROFF, singer-songwriter and producer, joined the Stoned Soul Band at the City Winery in a beautiful duet of Laura Nyro’s “Emmie” with Diane Garisto. Nikki has had an illustrious career singing on stage and in the studio with such industry notables as Lady Gaga, Joe Jackson, Bette Midler, Roseanne Cash, Peter Allen, and Britney Spears. In 2017, she released her solo album, Spark & Glimmer to rave reviews.
IRWIN FISCH is an Emmy-nominated arranger-composer-producer and keyboard player who has worked with music icons such as Bette Midler, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, and James Taylor, to name only a few. The Stoned Soul Band was honored to have him join us for our special Christmas Celebration at The City Winery.
GARY SCHREINER is as accomplished a performer and studio musician as he is a composer, producer and arranger. His work on keyboards, accordion and chromatic harmonica can be heard on many recordings, television shows, and films. He has worked with diverse artists such as Elton John, Rosanne Cash, Joan Osborne, Patti LaBelle, Pedrito Martinez, Yoko Ono, Pheobe Snow, Marvin Hamlisch, Run-DMC, Lucy Kaplansky, Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, Blue Man Group, John Pizzarelli, Julio Fernandez (Spiro Gyra), Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kermit the Frog, and World Champion figure skater Randy Gardner.