Violet Vonder Haar believes in music. She was born on the banks of Splice Creek nestled in the river hills near the tiny Missouri River town of Lupus (pop. 29). Nurtured in the thriving folk community of Central Missouri, she has been performing for area audiences since she was tall enough to reach a mic. As a child, she was inspired to influence people to environmental causes through song, and over the years she has lent her voice to churches, benefits, peace rallies and any venue to make a better world.
Violet has always written her own music and released her debut album “Shades Of Violet” at the age of 16. In 2009 she was voted “Best Female Solo Musician” by Inside Columbia Magazine. She released a three track EP of whimsical audience favorites called “V-Sides and Rarities” in February 2011 which helped fund her newest full length album, “The Way Home”. Most recently she has released in a six track EP called “Good Morning. I Love You.” that was recorded, mixed and produced at the Holey Acres Studio by herself and her music partner, Phylshawn Johnson.
Whether playing in a quiet coffeehouse on a Friday, wowing the rockers in a Pink Floyd cover band on Saturday, inspiring the congregation on Sunday morning or teaching fifth-graders to write folk songs about bugs on Monday, Violet lives for the music. As her audience continues to grow, she proves herself to be a versatile and talented presence on any music scene she finds herself to be a part of.