Lydia Violet has recently produced her debut album, "Already Free," a 12-song exploration of music that is inspired by protest traditions, a profound care for the Earth, blues, and folk music.
Lydia Violet Harutoonian began her journey with the fiddle at age 3. At age 24 she ventured out from her classical roots and discovered her natural skill for improvisation as well as her unique sound stemming from her Persian heritage and love of music that spans many genres.
Lydia has recently produced her debut album, "Already Free," a 12-song exploration of music that is inspired by protest traditions, a profound care for community and the Earth, blues, and international folk music.
She can currently be seen playing with songstress Ayla Nereo, as well as with Ayla Nereo and David Sugalski's (aka The Polish Ambassador) sonic collaboration, Wildlight. She has also shared stages this year with MaMuse, The Polish Ambassador, Rising Appalachia, Elephant Revival, HAANA, and many more.
In addition to her craft she offers workshops entitled, "Music As Medicine in Our Time." These workshops stem from her eight-year study with scholar of deep ecology and Buddhism Joanna Macy, who explores how to foster greater internal resiliency and strength in the face of a world in crisis.
"Lydia's violin has provided a spontaneous deepening of experience to all, as has her
capacity for keen and genuine presence..."