The Secret Daughter of Todd Rundgren and Laura Nyro!
Live at NYC's famous Bitter End
Unbeknownst to the world, Todd Rundgren and Laura Nyro had a secret daughter. She grew up to be as wacky, comedic, and as immune to musical categorization as her father, while her pianistic style, vocal range, and physical appearance clearly indicated who her mother was. And, like both her parents, she became a composer, a lyricist, and a public eccentric!
Okay, so maybe Ari Shagal's parents aren't literally Todd and Laura . . . but, musically speaking, they might as well be! And, to extend the familial metaphor, you might say that Donald Fagen was Ari's uncle, and Stevie Wonder was her godfather. Ari lives in New York, where she parades her bizarrely eclectic work before the ears of the listening public with her band, the Summarily Dismissed. Her prowess as a composer, lyricist, orchestrator, and bandleader make her an in-demand collaborator for fellow artists.
To check out some of Ari's work, visit http://summarilydismissed.com/. Her contact info is: