Lydia Luce is a independent folk singer/songwriter/violist from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She spent the summer in Nashville, TN recording her first EP and is currently living in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Berklee College of Music and attends graduate school at UCLA studying world music and viola performance. As a violist she has performed with artists such as Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox, Terri Lynn Carrington and many others.
She has a passion for world music and has studied bluegrass, old-time fiddle, Middle Eastern violin, and Ghanian drum and dance. She has spent two months studying music in Ghana. Luce spent nine months interning under Atesh Sonneborn at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, doing research, writing, and working with archival materials.
With her focus shifting to singing and songwriting, Luce composes on viola and guitar while singing. Luce's music has deep roots from personal experiences from family, love, life, and spiritual experiences in a way that grips the inner being and leaves you feeling warm and nostalgic in a way that makes you want more.