"Multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez (of the Americana duo Violet Bell) will be bringing his talent to the Durham B&B stage with some special guests! Ruiz-Lopez studied Music Performance and Music Education at Florida Gulf Coast University, and has taught with Durham nonprofit Kidznotes since 2010, including collaboration with artist such as Black Violin, Regina Carter, Shana Tucker, Zuill Bailey, Rhiannon Giddens, Sara Caswell, and others. Ruiz-Lopez began performing professionally in 2008 with acts such as Jonathan Byrd, Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends, Sinful Savage Tigers, and Chocolate Suede. Ruiz-Lopez has composed and performed several original pieces for the Durham Symphony Orchestra.
Beer and Banjos takes place every Monday at The Pit in Durham NC."