Arts at Queens Outdoors: Violet Bell
Join us for two opportunities to hear Triangle-based roots/folk/soul band Violet Bell perform on Queens' beautiful campus. Enjoy these outdoor performances in your own seating area, physically distanced from other audience members. See our FAQ for more information.
About Violet Bell:
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 Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez is fiery, intimate and intuitive. Based out of Durham, the pair have played shows from Montreal to Miami since forming in 2016, resulting in a strong onstage chemistry that’s evident in person and in videos of these live performances.
Violet Bell released their debut EP Dream the Wheel in 2017 and have been playing ever since. The two share a mutual love of rock, hip-hop, and R&B that finds its way into their traditionally rooted music. Combining Ross' singer-songwriter prowess with Ruiz-Lopez's orchestral technique affords them a freedom to explore the intersections of diverse styles of music. Their debut full-length album, Honey in My Heart, was released in late 2019. The album was produced by Violet Bell and Jason Richmond (Avett Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Nneena Freelon, Dom Flemons, Bombadil, Shana Tucker), and the songs were recorded live in single takes, without vocal tuning, isolation or click tracks. Full of personality, Honey in My Heart feels consistent with the duo’s true selves as opposed to hidden behind studio wizardry.
Sunday, November 1 at 2:00pm
Queens Hall Lawn, directly behind Queens Hall and Hall Brown Terrace 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207