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.
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.”
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.
ANNA MCLUCKIE is a twenty-year-old harpist/singer who hails from Scotland. In 2014 Anna reached the finals in the UK Voice. She is now pursuing a solo career and has just released her first EP, Dear. Her original music combines the folk melodies and classical influences that she’s learned through the Scottish traditional scene. Additionally, Anna is currently involved in several projects including being a member of the four-piece indie rock band, Diving Station, to writing and collaborating with electronic producer/bass player, Sam Vicary, on his project Hunrosa. Stoned Soul Picnic is thrilled that Anna is lending her unique talent to the band.
MARGARET DORN is a singer, writer, producer and arranger whose work includes records, commercials, movie soundtracks, industrials, theater, nightclubs and the concert stage. Margaret's songs have been recorded worldwide by artists such as Karen Carpenter, Melba Moore, Hiromi Ota, and The Sweet Inspirations. She has sung with many artists, including Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Jennifer Lopez, Carly Simon, Lionel Ritchie, Donald Fagen, Michael Bolton, Boz Scaggs, Willie Nelson, Barry Manilow, Jessica Simpson, Michael McDonald, Garth Brooks, The Chieftans, and Diana Ross. Margaret is the leader and guiding force behind the award-winning a cappella vocal group, The Accidentals.