A tiny woman with a huge presence...
...Sylvia Rose Novak is a multi-instrumentalist hailing from south-central Alabama and currently residing in Athens, GA.
Drawing inspiration from the landscape of the South, Sylvia Rose Novak has crafted a unique style of songwriting that is brought to life by her resonant vocals and the timbre of her antique violin.
On the heels of her first two records, the horse-trainer-turned-songwriter toured the southern United States extensively, and is looking forward to expanding her reach as her third full-length album comes to life.
Having opened for acts such as American Aquarium, Chris Knight, If Birds Could Fly, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Heath Green and the Makeshifters, Mike and the Moonpies, and Belle Adair; Novak's musical career has seen forward momentum since the release of her first album, Chasing Ghosts, in 2014. Her second album, The Last Three Years, followed quickly in 2016. Her third album is set to release in 2018.
"Sylvia Rose Novak is what happens if you take Warren Zevon out of Los Angeles, put him in the Deep South, and give him a violin." - A.B. Roberson
“Three parts Amanda Shires and one part Brandi Carlile; there are times on Sylvia Rose Novak’s third album, Someone Else’s War, that complement that vocal sound with the driving rock of The War on Drugs, but other gentler moments that feel more like a coffeehouse. All of those times, the record is a soundtrack; windows-down driving music into a western sunset.” - Blake Ells, Author Of "The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME"
California Wildfire Relief
Santa Ana was written as a fundraising effort for the Thomas Fire Fund in the wake of the 2017 Southern California wildfires and will be releasing on "Someone Else's War". Listen here first and please take a moment to donate to help with continuing relief efforts.