Violet Sky

Violet Sky

BandFolkAcoustic

female acoustic folk/rock with flute, hand drums and vocal harmonies performing an eclectic variety of originals and original covers

Biography

Violet Sky is composed of four distinctly different women whose principal common interests are playing music, practicing yoga, and having fun. Influences range from old Hank Williams to Iggy Pop, Tori Amos to the Dropkick Murphys, Ani DiFranco, Nick Drake, Bad Religion and more. Originals include arrangements of Edgar Allen Poe and William Blake poems.
Each woman's personality colors the music of Violet Sky, from Elizabeth's tribal drums and joyful voice to Cindy's folk-rock guitar and deep, distressed voice to Trisha's consistent and purposeful beats to Rianna's classic flute and honey voice.
With a deliberate decision to avoid rehashing 'bar standards' and 'crowd pleasers,' Violet Sky loves orchestrating their own interpretations of obscure classics. Songs are chosen largely on the basis of lyrical integrity with a strong tendency towards the tragically beautiful.

Lyrics

Tennessee

Written By: Cindy Nugent

On top of this mountain we'll build a fire.
Mama, do you think you can climb just a little bit higher?
Yes, I think I can always get a little higher.

We'll rename the stars and shoot arrows into the night.
All we are is two animals in the night.

I'll feed you, mama, if you'll keep me warm.
I'll hold your hand while you're calling on this storm.
Do you think it can rain any harder?
Yes, I think it can always come down harder.

Destiny is what you make of it,
and I wasn't ready to lose you yet - 1400 miles to drive you home.

I didn't even know you called that place home anymore.

Home was in the hemlock trees,
Virginia rivers, waterfalls, Tennessee - clearly -
that cave where you and I were free and beastly.

Spiders in the hole and you and I were free and beastly.

Discography

Violet Sky has recently recorded a 5-song CD to sell at shows.

Set List

Annabel Lee (Edgar Allen Poe/original arrangement)
Kid Fears (Indigo Girls)
The Torch (Dropkick Murphys)
I'm So Lonesome (Hank Williams)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Crucify (Tori Amos)
Ballad of Casey Deiss (Sean Phillips)
Song (William Blake/original arrangement)
Fire on the Mountain (Marshall Tucker Band)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Tennesse (original)
Ballad of Hollis Brown (Bob Dylan)
Death & Taxes (friend's original)
Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith)
Passenger (Iggy Pop)
Must've Been Smoking Too Long (Nick Drake)
Diamonds and Rust (Joan Baez)
Precious Things (Tori Amos)
Woodstock (Joni Mitchell)