Violet Bell

Violet Bell’s original songs are a genre mystery – folk, soul and psychedelia merge into what the Chapel Hill duo calls “Americosmic” music. Touring as duo – quintet, Lizzy Ross (guitar/banjo/vocals) and Omar Ruiz-Lopez (cello, violin, guitar, mandolin,vocals) blend pop sensibilities with classical chops and folk traditions creating an “elegant marriage of strings and vocals” that is “delicate yet powerful,” (Encore Magazine)

Representation and Touring Formats

Representation: Exclusive – North America
Touring Formats:  Quartet, Trio, Duo

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Blending pop sensibilities with classical chops and folk traditions, “Violet Bell puts an avant-garde twist on traditional roots music” (INDY Week). This “elegant marriage of strings and vocals” is “delicate yet powerful,” (Encore Magazine) breathing new life into the traditional Americana sound. Singer-songwriter Lizzy Ross “channels the spirit of Eva Cassidy,” while multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez’s violin performance is “chocolate,” resulting in an undeniable onstage chemistry that captivates audiences of all ages (Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Show).

 Performing as a duo or quintet, Violet Bell are equally at home in a performing arts center or an intimate listening space. They have mesmerized audiences across America with their “fiery live performances” (The Boot), offering “a mashup of classical, soul, bluegrass, jazz, old-time and blues that floats effortlessly” (Greensboro News & Record).

This unique blend of skill, innovation and joy has not gone unnoticed. In their young career, they have been featured at festivals and events across the country, including Americanafest 2018, WoodSongs, Rooster Walk Festival, Grassroots Festival, the Charleston Bluegrass Festival, and many more. In 2020, the quintet will tour internationally as musical ambassadors for the US State Department.


Ross channels the spirit of Eva Cassidy, and Ruiz-Lopez’s violin performance is chocolate.
– Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

“Atmospheric, captivating vocals… Durham duo Violet Bell puts an avant-garde twist on traditional roots music.” 
– IndyWeek

“… an elegant marriage of strings and vocals ….. Delicate yet powerful, their soundscapes are founded in folk, but their music continues to become more stylistically diverse and lyrically vulnerable” 
– Encore Magazine, Wilmington NC




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10/24/2019 Prohibition Kitchen
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11/02/2019 Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
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11/07/2019 JAM Inc.
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11/19/2019 The Spot on Kirk
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11/21/2019 The Living Room at 35 East
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11/23/2019 Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
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12/06/2019 - 12/07/2019 Diana Wortham Theatre
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2/21/2020 Paramount Theatre
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3/14/2020 St. Patrick\'s Day Festival at Emerald Isle
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