Grammy nominated American musician Scarlet Rivera burned a hole in the fabric of rock history as a pioneer of electric violin. From a classical background she bent the accepted norms by experimenting with all genres of music from Rock fusion and Jazz to Latin polyrhythms. She was a revolutionary from the start.
Bob Dylan was the first to discover and acknowledge Scarlet, inviting her as an integral part of the legendary album ‘Desire’ and Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Dylan recognized the genius of Scarlet’s vision as a violinist who played much like a lead guitarist. Scarlet’s dynamic presence led the way to the inclusion of other string players in Rock music. ‘Desire’ was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the top five albums of Dylan’s career and was Scarlet’s debut on the world stage.
As the first female member of Dylan’s band, Scarlet was featured on four additional multi-platinum albums. She is known for her contributions to countless recordings and performances with the most influential artists of our time. Her abilities are wide ranging and have enjoyed the spotlight in music’s most hallowed Carnegie Hall, with The Duke Ellington Orchestra as well as The Kennedy Center and the Carnival of Venice, Italy. Her current Grammy nominated vocal debut, ‘All of Me’, has been spotlighted with stellar reviews around the world.
Scarlet continues her journey of expression and creativity having performed with such treasured legends as Brandi Carlile, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, John Mayall, Keb Mo, Robbie Krieger, David Johansen and and five time Grammy winner Cindy Cashdollar.