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VIOLET BELL Appearing Thursday Aug 24th 2017 at 7:30pm

$10 in advance
$12 at the door

Violet Bell is 
Lizzy Ross 
Omar Ruiz-Lopez

Based out of Durham, NC, they make wild folk-soul music that sings in your bones. The duo first teamed up to record a live album in March 2016 at the Rooster’s Wife in Aberdeen, NC. Since then they’ve been touring the southeast and have played over 200 shows, captivating audiences at venues and festivals like Ocrafolk, Rooster Walk, and Shakori Hills.

As Violet Bell, Ross and Ruiz-Lopez weave classical, gypsy, and soul influences with folk-rock roots. Lizzy Ross made a name for herself with stirring original songs and “a voice like cigarettes and the smoothest whiskey you’ve ever tasted” (Stephen Markley, Chicago RedEye). Ross has won Floyd Fest's On the Rise, the Carolina Music Award, and an Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Omar Ruiz-Lopez has toured extensively with Jonathan Byrd, Crystal Bright, Chocolate Suede, Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends, and has performed several of his original compositions with the Durham Symphony Orchestra.