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Sylvia Rose Novak


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A tiny woman with a huge presence, Sylvia Rose Novak has been called a “musician in a class all her own”.
Growing up in Opelika, Alabama as a “first-generation” Southerner, Novak frequently bucked against many of the conventions and mores of  the South. When one of her high school teachers introduced her to Southern Gothic literature, she 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 With one unpublished short story and a myriad of crumpled poems tucked away, Novak gave up her pursuit of writing for several years.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 performed her first fiddling gig in August 2013 before releasing her first album, "Chasing Ghosts," in 2014 while she was working as a horse trainer and luthier’s apprentice.  During that time, she repaired and setup the antique fiddle she currently plays live.
Novak has had the pleasure to open for The Mulligan Brothers, Chris Knight, Caleb Caudle, Belle Adair, American Aquarium, Mike and the Moonpies, Will Hoge, and Rod Picott.
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, "Luckiest Alive" is set to release in October 2019.


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