Sylvia Rose Novak – Singer/Songwriter

July 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sylvia Rose Novak is a musician in a class all her own.  Music has always been a facet of her life, so much so that her parents remember that she started to sing before she could talk.  According to her mother, as a small child Novak not only could follow a tune but also could harmonize, hitting pitches perfectly.

Novak has worked a multitude of jobs through the years: horse training, amateur boxing, fitness instruction, turf grass research worker, and, as she puts it, she’s “tended a hell of a lot of bar.” She took this variety of jobs as much out of curiosity as necessity, and when she first started performing music, she viewed it as just one job among many.  The difference, however, was that Sylvia Rose Novak quickly came to realize that creating and performing music would become her lifelong passion.

Raised on a steady diet of folk staples including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Joan Baez curtesy of her mother and classic country like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Eddy Arnold from her father – and also a mix of show tunes, Irish Tenors, Bee Gees, and Moody Blues thrown in for good measure — Novak grew up surrounded by music. Her mother played guitar and both her parents enjoyed singing.

Novak excelled at any instrument put in front of her, whether it was piano in her early years, trombone in middle school and high school bands or the cheap red Silvertone bass that her father bought her at age 12. Since then, Novak has mastered a multitude of instruments including banjo, pedal steel, mandolin, and violin.

Sylvia performs Saturday, July 14 in the LOFT listening room from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  Uptown Art House doors open at 1:00pm on Saturdays – Admission is $5

Dance Floor by Gorilla Themes - Powered by Wordpress