An October treat….welcome back to the ACMA stage Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez! This duo make up the group Violet Bell.
More about 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 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.
The opener for Violet Bell is ACMA member and singer/songwriter. The opener for Violet Bell is ACMA member and singer/songwriter, Gareth Rockliffe. Gareth Rockliffe, a native of the UK, is a professional photographer who has enjoyed writing songs for the past thirty years. His songs are often deeply personal, but with a universal heartfelt appeal. Gareth’s songs have in the past only been shared with small groups of friends or fellow songwriters…that’s about to change.