VIOLET BELL Violet Bell is re-wilding Americana music. Lizzy Ross’s rich soprano intertwines with Omar Ruiz-Lopez’s fiddle, guitar, banjo, and harmonies to
Violet Bell is re-wilding Americana music. Lizzy Ross’s rich soprano intertwines with Omar Ruiz-Lopez’s fiddle, guitar, banjo, and harmonies to create a lush and sinuous sound. Together they draw on a thread of untamable energy and natural magic passed down through generations of storytelling.
Ruiz-Lopez was born in Panama and raised in Puerto Rico, and Ross was born and raised in Maryland and NYC. As a duo with wildly different backgrounds, Violet Bell has a unique perspective on the roots music traditions that inform their sound. They’re tending to traditions and creating a new way forward for like-minded musical innovators, with our shared humanity at the forefront.
Violet Bell’s upcoming album Shapeshifter is set for release in October 2022, features members of Mipso and Che Apalache, and was produced by Grammy-nominated Jason Richmond (Avett Brothers). Songwriter Lizzy Ross is a two-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist, and multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez is a symphonic composer. In 2020, Violet Bell was selected to tour as Musical Ambassadors for the US State Department and recognized with a Rainey Day Fund Grant and a Patreon What the Fund Grant.
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