One of the world’s most prominent, active and versatile violinists, Scarlet Rivera is known for her contributions to the recordings and performances of some of the most influential artists of our time including Bob Dylan, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Keb ‘Mo, David Johansen and Sylvia Tyson (Ian and Sylvia). She was also a featured soloist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Carnival of Venice, Italy.
Crossing all genres, her styles span a wide range including Rock, Folk, Country and Americana, World Music, Blues, Celtic Music, New Age and Classical. She is one of a handful of innovators of the violin who composes a truly original style of music.
Scarlet came to international acclaim on Bob Dylan’s Desire and Hard Rain albums, and is included on his Biograph and Bootleg Compilations. She also toured with Dylan on several live tours, including The Rolling Thunder Revue and appeared in his film Renaldo and Clara. Desire, on which Scarlet was featured on every track, was listed in Time Magazine’s Top 5 of the Dylan discography. The Academy Award nominated film, Hurricane is one of a number of movie soundtracks that Scarlet has contributed to.
Under her own name, Scarlet has 15 albums to her credit and has performed in the US, Europe and Asia at such events as the Montreux Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Newport Jazz Festival and others. She toured Japan from 2002-2005, premiering her original Celtic recordings Celtic Dreams and Celtic Myst, both of which garnered critical acclaim. Her popularity resulted in a headlining appearance at the Celtic Music Fest in Tokyo and her playing at Sojetsu Hall, considered the Carnegie Hall of Tokyo, as well as touring throughout the country.
Busier than ever, Scarlet has two major projects and three tours scheduled for 2015. She currently is part of the writing and recording team, Voices of van Gogh with John Durrill, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and former co-writer with Phil Everly, and singer and songwriter, John Cate. Scarlet is featuring her singing and songwriting in this collaboration in addition to her violin playing. The debut album, Painting With van Gogh is has just been released. (www.facebook.com/voicesofvangogh) On top of all that, 2015 marked Scarlet’s bluegrass debut with the band Terraplane on their first CD, American Music, an album produced by Larry Cohn, former President of CBS Legacy Records. Scarlet was also invited by lead singer/producer, Tim Goodman (Southern Pacific) to record with the band Magic Music, a successful acoustic “jam band” out of Colorado with a sound described as a mix of classic Laurel Canyon and the influence of tight vocal harmonies by the Hollies and CSN. She has become part of their debut album, following a reformation of the band after many years. Magic Music’s 2016 Americana release on CD an vinyl, has garnered the attention of AAA radio stations across the country, getting airplay for singles ‘Gandy Dancer’ and ‘Bright Sun’ and has been nominated for a Grammy.
In 2016 she joined Sylvia Tyson (Ian & Sylvia) for a successful tour of the US and Canada, with Cashbox review. In 2016 she she teamed up with Folk music legend, Eric Anderson in California and Minnesota, and plan a West Coast tour in the Spring of 2017.
Videos http://bit.ly/1EOVgkZ (Hurricane), http://bit.ly/JwFzqB (Time is an Ocean)