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Beautifully performed, compelling original Americana, folk and roots-pop from North Carolina
Violet Bell’s brand of Americana is woven from the varied threads of folk, soul, bluegrass, pop and classical music to name just a few! This genuinely genre-busting duo just makes fantastic, captivating music. On stage and in the studio, talented songwriter Lizzy Ross and exceptional multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez demonstrate a compelling, fiery energy married with top notch musicianship, and Lizzy’s voice is a once-in-a-generation instrument of immense power and warmth. And we’ve heard some breathtaking singers in our time!
This hardworking young duo has performed well over 250 shows across North America since forming in 2016, resulting in a strong onstage chemistry and enthralling live performances. With soaring violin, driving guitar and clawhammer banjo and atmospheric vocals, Violet Bell make a full, riveting sound. The duo released their debut EP Dream the Wheel in 2017 and their debut full-length album, Honey in My Heart came out to warm reviews in October 2019.“Ross channels the spirit of Eva Cassidy, and Ruiz-Lopez’s violin performance is one of the richest-sounding I have ever heard. A very beautiful canvas of earthy, acoustic music – absolutely gorgeous.” – Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Violet Bell was an official showcase artist at Americanafest 2018 in Nashville and at Performing Arts Exchange in Florida last year. The duo has participated in many initiatives which engage local communities of all ages, and the “big band” version of Violet Bell was recently selected to take part in the US State Department’s prestigious American Music Abroad series in the 2019/20 season. With simply incredible lead vocals from Lizzy Ross, exquisite musicianship from both Omar and Lizzy and exceptional original songs – haunting, tear-jerking and toe-tapping by turns – Violet Bell is a very special duo.