Violet Bell’s original Americana is woven from threads of folk, soul, bluegrass, psychedelic, and classical music. On stage and in the studio, the energy between duo Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez is fiery, intimate and intuitive. The two share a mutual love of rock, hip-hop and R&B that finds its way into their traditionally rooted music.
Based out of Durham, the pair have played shows from Montreal to Miami since forming in 2016, resulting in a strong onstage chemistry. Violet Bell was an official showcasing artist at Americanafest 2018, and has been presented at venues such as The Center for the Study of the American South, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, the Charleston Bluegrass Festival, the Beaufort Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, and many more.
Violet Bell has worked with KidzNotes, the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra, and others to engage local communities of all ages in educational and inspiring performances and workshops.