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Scarlet Rivera


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. She was a guest performer at JONI 75 star studded

birthday celebration performing with Rufus Wainwright and Glen Hansard, and Brandi

Carlile performing ‘Blue’ at Disney Hall.

Scarlet continues her journey of expression and creativity having performed with such

treasured legends as Brandi Carlile, Emylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, John

Mayall, Keb Mo, Robbie Krieger, and Albert Lee. She did an extensive Euro 2023 tour

with highlights as a featured performer at the Oslo Konserthus, and Majorca Spain.

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