Soul Shifter is the rockin' new record from Lorenza Ponce, the violinist/vocalist you've seen with Bon Jovi and Sheryl Crow. Her influences shine through, present and past. It is traditional roots rock, with sexy vocals, punctuated by slinky grooves and fiddle that pulls at the heart strings. Lorenza is a dynamic performer, mesmerizing audiences worldwide with her mastery of the violin, beautiful vocals, and her dramatic yet graceful stage presence. She was the violinist/vocalist for the Bon Jovi Lost Highway World Tour, and is a member of Jon Bon Jovi's solo acoustic group. She has toured extensively with Sheryl Crow, was the lead violinist and string contractor for the 2007 Hall and Oates tour, and string contractor/arranger for The Dixie Chicks Top of The World Tour. Lorenza Ponce has been the featured performer in two PBS Specials: featured violinist/vocalist for John Tesh's One World, and featured violinist for Japanese new age star, Kitaro's An Enchanted Evening. Lorenza has also toured with John Tesh, Kitaro, and Ben Fold's Five. In addition to the above, Lorenza has performed on stage alongside Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Cyndi Lauper, The Zombies, and Deborah Harry. Lorenza Ponce's new record, Soul Shifter, ventures into rock and Americana. The record was produced, recorded and mixed by Matt Wells. He also played all guitars on the record. Matt is something of a legend in the behind the scenes of the music business. Not only is he a guitarist and studio owner, but he is also an expert in the field of tube amplifiers and vintage gear. The other core musicians are Rich Pagano, and Shawn Pelton on Drums, John Conte on bass, and Brian Mitchell on piano, Wurli, Rhodes, and organ. All the guys are fantastic musicians. Shawn Pelton is the SNL house drummer, but has also played on hundreds of records and has toured with many great artists. Rich Pagano is in the Fab Faux, and has also played with Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash as well as many others. John Conte is a member of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and Brian Mitchell regularly performs with Levon Helm, as well as many others. Lorenza Ponce has four other solo records to her credit, Imago, Mystic Fiddler, The Instrumentals, The Song of Songs, and was featured on the cover of the April 2002 issue of New Age Voice magazine. The Boston Globe singled her out while on tour with Kitaro and wrote, 'The group's standout was violinist Lorenza Ponce, a classically trained talent whose playing...was spellbinding.' Of her performance with Sheryl Crow they wrote that her playing, 'added a simpatico poignancy and power.' The St. Petersburg Times wrote of her performance with John Tesh that, 'Ponce is a violin virtuoso, plucking her strings while singing on the ethereal 'Canta Domine'. ' The L.A. Times Syndicate called, Imago, her first solo album, 'captivating'.