WoodSongs 926: Violet Bell and Skerryvore

published 11 months ago by The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour Vodcast

VIOLET BELL weaves gypsy, blues, and soul influences with folk-rock roots. Based out of Durham, NC, the duo of Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez have played over 200 show since forming in March 2016. The duo�s outreach efforts include teaching workshops to to community and youth orchestras in NC and beyond, and collaborating with youth and community musicians whenever possible. Their 2017 debut is �Dream the Wheel�. SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland. Twice winners of Scotland�s Traditional Music �Live Act of the Year� Award, the band have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to International tours performing in over 25 countries worldwide. The band is about to release their 6th studio album EVO this summer. WoodSongs Kid: Anna Hess is the director of North Limestone MusicWorks in Lexington, Kentucky. The program is the first El Sistema-inspired program in Kentucky.

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