Bel is a Nashville Native with a fierce love of her hometown, folklore, history and offbeat fashion. Her creative pursuits took her to Chicago, Seattle and Austin for over a decade where she was happy to introduce traditions such as random adventure days and margarita nights. She believes in an open table policy where the best times are spent sharing stories, songs, a sip or twelve of something good and plenty of southern inspired cooking with old and new friends and family.
A born activist, she wrote her first song at age 12, a passionate plea to address the homeless crisis titled Trouble in America. She is a prolific writer and owner/co-founder of Poppy + Pimento, a Nashville Women's Arts Collective, focused on collaboration within local music and theatre communities to produce original, socially relevant material that supports and creates awareness for women's rights and empowerment. She has lent her vocals to annual fundraising shows such as She's A Rebel, volunteered as an instructor and band manager for Ladies Rock Camp to raise scholarship funds for Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities.
She resides in the Shelby Bottoms with her sweetheart, Chris, and their two dogs. With a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for the urban beat and rural beauty of Middle Tennessee, Bel is thankful for the opportunity to inspire you to plant and cultivate your own roots in the Athens of the South.