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Where Do Songs Come From? with Violet Bell

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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“Where Do Songs Come From?” is a workshop and mini-concert that explores creativity, self-acceptance, and empowerment through the lens of songwriting. By sharing their own creative process and practices, duo Violet Bell connects students with their own creative power and inspiration. Participants will learn mindsets, tools, and practices to cultivate an inner creative dialogue, and to produce creative works sustainably.

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).

For the last four years, Violet Bell made a living touring full-time. They write: “Our lives were a whirl of highways, faces shining as the lights go up, packing up, and moving on. By the end of March, all of our shows for 2020 had been cancelled or postponed indefinitely. We know we’re not alone. So many people are facing big questions and changes right now. In the shift, we found stillness. We found each other. We found the rivers and forests, time to garden, time to play, to write, to sing for no one but ourselves. We are lucky. What would it take to build a life that honors these things? What would it take to let go of our culture’s story of what success means for musicians, chasing an outdated dream from a dying paradigm?

What would it take to step out of the rat race?

Art is essential, and so is nature. We’re so grateful for the clean water we drink and the land that feeds us. We’re so grateful for the music they inspire. Instead of burning gas on the road, we’re finding new ways to connect. We’re recording and sharing new songs, stories, and creations on Patreon.  We’re taking our relationship with our listeners, with the land, and with the music into new territory. Music belongs to all of us. Music is part of what it is to be human. Music is taking us down a path of new possibilities. We invite you to join us on the journey.”

NOTE: This workshop will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees for use as a learning tool. A highlights video will be produced and shared to promote future workshops and events.

You will receive a registration confirmation email with details for joining the workshop. Please be sure that your email address is entered correctly and check your spam or promotions folder if you do not receive the confirmation email. If you are still unable to locate the email confirmation and have not received the reminder email by 5pm the day of the workshop, please call or text Courtney at 919-516-9049.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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