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Sylvia Rose Novak


  1. 1.
    Someone Else's War
  2. 2.
    I Was in the House When the House Burned Down
  3. 3.
    The Road
  4. 4.
    Highway Song
  5. 5.
    Number 9
Sylvia Rose Novak has been called “a musician in a class all her own”. Whether she’s fronting her band as her own bass player, producing her own albums, or improvising five-part fiddle arrangements, it’s hard to deny that Novak is not your average songwriter.
Growing up in Opelika, Alabama, as a “first-generation” Southerner -- her mother being from Massachusetts and her father from South Dakota -- Novak frequently bucked against many of the conventions and mores of the South during her formative years. When one of her high school teachers introduced her to Southern Gothic literature, Novak became transfixed on the duality of the region and, as a result, began to attempt to write Southern Gothic literature of her own. With one unpublished short story and a myriad of crumpled poems tucked away, Novak gave up her pursuit of writing for several years. Until, purely by happenstance, she wrote her first song in the winter of 2012.
She released her first album, "Chasing Ghosts," in 2014 while she was working as a horse trainer and luthier’s apprentice. "Chasing Ghosts" earned international critical acclaim.
Novak has been support for The Mulligan Brothers, Chris Knight, Caleb Caudle, Belle Adair, American Aquarium, Mike and the Moonpies, Will Hoge, Rod Picott, and Sarah Shook.
Sylvia Rose Novak’s latest album "Someone Else’s War", deemed "Obsession-worthy" by PopDust, staked Novak's claim as a heavy-hitting lyricist and performer. Her fourth album is set to release in 2020.


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