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.
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.
TOM GRIFFITH In addition to his work as a singer/songwriter, Tom is also an award-winning music producer, having written and produced jingles for a raft of national advertising campaigns. His solo CD, Forty Years Later, was chosen by Newsday as the #1 Indie CD of the year when it was released in 2007. He’s currently at work on several recording projects for Long Island artists, and his past clients include internationally famed bluesman Little Toby Walker. The computer game Prominence, for which he did the music and sound effects, was recently released, to considerable critical acclaim.
MARTHA TRACHTENBERG Back at the dawn of time, Martha was the original guitar player in the first all-woman bluegrass band, the Buffalo Gals. Since then, her songs have been covered by bluegrass artists including Tony Trischka and Skyline; Nothin’ Fancy; Missy Raines and Jim Hurst; Kathy Chiavola; and Dede Wyland. Most recently, IBMA award-winning guitarist Jim Hurst recorded her song, A Mailbox to the Moon. Her solo CD, It’s About Time, received straight As from Newsday and she is now at work on a CD with The Folk Goddesses, an acoustic trio of “three snarky, middle-aged women on a mission."