Sylvia Tyson & Scarlet Rivera
Sylvia Tyson started performing professionally in 1959 as one-half of the internationally folk duo, Ian & Sylvia. She wrote her first song, “You Were on My Mind” in 1962. Ian & Sylvia produced 13 popular albums and toured extensively, sharing their manager, Albert Grossman, with such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, the Band and Janis Joplin. The duo went their separate ways in 1977.
Sylvia has continued to have a long and successful solo career. She has recorded 10 albums, written over 200 songs and has recorded and performed with three other well-known Canadian female singer-songwriters in a group called Quartette.
"Miss Rivera shows herself to be one of the best women Jazz-Pop instrumentalists around, and quite simply one of the best violinists playing today.” – The New York Times
One of the world’s most prominent, active and versatile violinists, Scarlet Rivera is known for her contributions to the recordings and performances of some of the most inﬂuential artists of our time including an extensive body of work with Bob Dylan, beginning with his ROLLING THUNDER REVIEW - Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Keb ‘Mo, David Johansen and Sylvia Tyson (Ian and Sylvia).