Thursday, June 1, 2023

Tour violinists Scarlet Rivera and Bradley Lauretti singing Bob Dylan

The legendary American violinist Scarlet Rivera, the creator of the electric violin who worked with Bob Dylan, will give a 6th concert in June alongside the American singer Bradley Lauretti, the singer of This Heroes.

He was part of Bob Dylan’s band, the album “Desire” and the legendary Rolling Thunder Revue tour. She was rebellious from the beginning, and Bob Dylan recognized her talent, inviting her on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour and recording “Desire” in 1975

A year after Dylan mentioned “Desire”, a redhead of Irish and Sicilian ancestry, Donna Shea, her real name, was walking down 13th Street on New York’s Lower East Side with a violin case on her shoulder, when a “horrible green car” stood next to him and the boy asked him if “he really knew how to play the violin”. It was Bob. She takes him in his car to his studio to record the songs of Hurricane Carter, and immediately includes her as a member of the legendary Rolling Thunder Revue tour, in which Dylan hired famous musicians such as Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Roger. McGuinn, Ramblin Jack Elliott performing concerts throughout the United States and Canada.

“Desire” cannot be understood without the extensive tour before and after the release of the album, in the fall of 1975 and the following spring. Dylan and his touring musicians gave a total of 57 concerts to large stages in the United States and Canada, performing songs from the new album and some old songs.

Martin Scorsese immortalized that mythical tour in the famous documentary, which credited the violinist as the ‘queen of swords’. Since appearing as Dylan’s first female band member, she has appeared on four additional multi-platinum albums. She is also known for countless paintings and works by the most powerful artists of our time; He has performed at Carnegie Hall, with the Ellington Orchestra, and at the Kennedy Center Honors. His latest album, All About Me, received stellar reviews around the world. Scarlet continues her journey of speaking and performing creativity with legends like Indian Girls, Tracy Chapman, David Johansen and five-time Grammy winner Cindy Cashdollar.

Unfortunately, the musical relationship between Dylan and Scarlett Rivera is not to be repeated, and their talent and elegance are not seen in the same way. She is married to the musician Tommy Eyre, with whom she made some straight records, in styles that vary between Celtic Music, New Age and World music, such as the one behind Crimson Vell, and some collaborations for Christmas compilations.

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