Lydia Violet Music

“Lydia is deeply inspired by folk, blues, and protest traditions. She and her live band weave her stunning violin sounds, lyrical clawhammer banjo, and soulful voice with rich female harmonies to create a soul-folk revival experience. In addition to her solo project she also plays with singer/songwriter Ayla Nereo and West Coast electronic music group Wildlight (a collaboration between The Polish Ambassador & Ayla Nereo). Lydia’s musical inspiration arises from her experience in ecological and social justice activism, participating in the great work of restoring peace and dignity to our world. She often works alongside ecological scholar Joanna Macy, and has pioneered a workshop called “Music As Medicine In Our Time,” fostering community resiliency, music, and ecological education. In the past year she has opened for Rising Appalachia, MaMuse, And Ayla Nereo, and performed alongside Ayla Nereo, The Polish Ambassador, Elephant Revival, and several others.”