Violet Wild is a neo-folk singer-songwriter based in northern Colorado, where the prairie meets the mountains like certainty running up against mystery.
Violet learned Simon & Garfunkel out of songbooks as a child, and played Red Hot Chili Peppers bass lines on the sousaphone in her college marching band. She’s developed a style of high desert folk that also evokes the pop and rock that shaped Gen-Xers. For the last several years, she’s been performing with bands in the live music scene along the Front Range. From small brewery gigs to the main stage at Tico Time in Aztec, NM, she loves to perform, with her radiant vocals, edgy acoustic guitar, and seeker’s heart. She performs solo and also with the Violet Wild Collective, usually featuring Deb Bryant as the rhythm section, along with bass, mandolin, or fiddle.
Violet's first release will be out in September 2023. Steal my Body is a love song but also a celebration of Gram Parsons lore, particularly the epic heist from LAX and transfer of remains to Joshua Tree in 1973. Neon Gaze is her tribute to the iconic statue that welcomes travelers to the Denver International Airport. She says, “This song is about realizing that in spite of everything, flying into DIA means I’m coming home!”