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, Silvia Medina. Silvia, Cuban born, emigrated with her family to New York when she was ten. Music was in her bones. She began playing guitar as a teenager emulating Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Buffy Ste. Marie. Silvia’s music today incorporates life and its stories. She will be the perfect opener!